Executive Summary

Title Ghostscript vulnerabilities
Name USN-4111-1 First vendor Publication 2019-08-29
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2019-08-29
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
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Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.04 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Ghostscript could be made to access arbitrary files if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description: - ghostscript: PostScript and PDF interpreter


Hiroki Matsukuma discovered that the PDF interpreter in Ghostscript did not properly restrict privileged calls when ‘-dSAFER’ restrictions were in effect. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to access arbitrary files. (CVE-2019-14811, CVE-2019-14812, CVE-2019-14813, CVE-2019-14817)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu7.3
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu7.3

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.11
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.11

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
ghostscript 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.11
libgs9 9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.11

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

CVE-2019-14811, CVE-2019-14812, CVE-2019-14813, CVE-2019-14817

Package Information:

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4111-1

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Date Informations
2019-08-29 05:19:00
  • First insertion