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Artifex Ghostscript: (CVE-2019-10216) Ghostscript improper privilege management

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Artifex Ghostscript: (CVE-2019-10216) Ghostscript improper privilege management

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/27/2019
Created
12/28/2019
Added
12/27/2019
Modified
10/02/2020

Description

In ghostscript before version 9.50, the .buildfont1 procedure 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 and access files outside of restricted areas.

Solution(s)

  • ghostscript-upgrade-9_50

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