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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2019-14869

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.
Publish Date : 2019-11-15 Last Update Date : 2020-10-09
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeBypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 732

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2019:3888: ghostscript security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20193888 unix
RHSA-2019:3890: ghostscript security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20193890 unix
RHSA-2020:0222: ghostscript security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20200222 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2019-14869

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Artifex Ghostscript * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 29 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 30 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 31 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Opensuse Leap 15.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Opensuse Leap 15.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Artifex Ghostscript 1
Fedoraproject Fedora 3
Opensuse Leap 2

- References For CVE-2019-14869
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2019:2535[email protected]/message/2Q4E3OTDAJRSUCOBTDQO7Y5UTE2FFMLF/
FEDORA FEDORA-2019-7debdd1807
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2019:2534[email protected]/message/HC4REO73BEJOJAU7NHFHJECAUAYJUE3H/
FEDORA FEDORA-2019-6cdb10aa59
BUGTRAQ 20191118 [SECURITY] [DSA 4569-1] ghostscript security update[email protected]/message/IX55AEDERTDFEZAROKZW64MZRPLINEGI/
FEDORA FEDORA-2019-17f42f585a;a=commitdiff;h=485904772c5f CONFIRM CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20191115 CVE-2019-14869 ghostscript: -dSAFER escape in .charkeys CONFIRM
REDHAT RHSA-2020:0222
JVN JVN#52486659

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2019-14869

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