A flaw was found in, ghostscript versions prior to 9.50, in the .pdf_hook_DSC_Creator 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.
Published 2019-09-03 16:15:12
Updated 2020-10-16 13:21:31
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-14811

0.17%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 54 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-14811

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
7.3
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
3.9
3.4
Red Hat, Inc.
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2019-14811

  • The product does not conform to the API requirements for a function call that requires extra privileges. This could allow attackers to gain privileges by causing the function to be called incorrectly.
    Assigned by: secalert@redhat.com (Secondary)
  • The product performs an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action, but it does not correctly perform the check. This allows attackers to bypass intended access restrictions.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2019-14811

Products affected by CVE-2019-14811

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