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Debian: CVE-2019-14869: ghostscript -- security update

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Debian: CVE-2019-14869: ghostscript -- security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/15/2019
Created
11/19/2019
Added
11/18/2019
Modified
11/25/2019

Description

A flaw was found in all versions of ghostscript 9.x before 9.50, where the `.charkeys` procedure, where it did not properly secure its privileged calls, enabling scripts to bypass `-dSAFER` restrictions. An attacker could abuse this flaw by creating a specially crafted PostScript file that could escalate privileges within the Ghostscript and access files outside of restricted areas or execute commands.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-ghostscript

References

  • debian-upgrade-ghostscript

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