Ubuntu Update for ghostscript USN-4111-1

Published: 2019-08-29 02:00:44
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'ghostscript' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the USN-4111-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
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)

Affected Versions:
'ghostscript' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Package(s).

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-14811
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-14812
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-14813
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-14817

References:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2019-August/005088.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0

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