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Artifex Ghostscript: (CVE-2019-14812) Ghostscript remote privilege-escalation vulnerability

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Artifex Ghostscript: (CVE-2019-14812) Ghostscript remote privilege-escalation vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/27/2019
Created
12/07/2019
Added
12/06/2019
Modified
10/13/2020

Description

A flaw was found in all ghostscript versions 9.x before 9.50, in the .setuserparams2 procedure where it did not properly secure its privileged calls, enabling scripts to bypass `-dSAFER` restrictions. A specially crafted PostScript file could disable security protection and then have access to the file system, or execute arbitrary commands.

Solution(s)

  • ghostscript-upgrade-9_50

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