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In 2021 there have been 0 vulnerabilities in Artifex Ghostscript . Ghostscript did not have any published security vulnerabilities last year.

Year Vulnerabilities Average Score
2021 0 0.00
2020 0 0.00
2019 10 7.41
2018 27 7.53

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Recent Artifex Ghostscript Security Vulnerabilities

A flaw was found in all ghostscript versions 9.x before 9.50

CVE-2019-14812 7.8 - High - November 27, 2019

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.

Improper Privilege Management

In ghostscript before version 9.50

CVE-2019-10216 7.8 - High - November 27, 2019

In ghostscript before version 9.50, the .buildfont1 procedure 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 and access files outside of restricted areas.

Improper Privilege Management

A flaw was found in all versions of ghostscript 9.x before 9.50

CVE-2019-14869 8.8 - High - November 15, 2019

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.

Improper Privilege Management

A flaw was found in ghostscript

CVE-2019-14813 9.8 - Critical - September 06, 2019

A flaw was found in ghostscript, versions 9.x before 9.50, in the setsystemparams 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.

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

A flaw was found in

CVE-2019-14811 7.8 - High - September 03, 2019

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.

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

It was found that in ghostscript some privileged operators remained accessible from various places after the CVE-2019-6116 fix

CVE-2019-3839 7.8 - High - May 16, 2019

It was found that in ghostscript some privileged operators remained accessible from various places after the CVE-2019-6116 fix. A specially crafted PostScript file could use this flaw in order to, for example, have access to the file system outside of the constrains imposed by -dSAFER. Ghostscript versions before 9.27 are vulnerable.

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

It was found that the superexec operator was available in the internal dictionary in ghostscript before 9.27

CVE-2019-3835 5.5 - Medium - March 25, 2019

It was found that the superexec operator was available in the internal dictionary in ghostscript before 9.27. A specially crafted PostScript file could use this flaw in order to, for example, have access to the file system outside of the constrains imposed by -dSAFER.

Authorization

It was found that the forceput operator could be extracted from the DefineResource method in ghostscript before 9.27

CVE-2019-3838 5.5 - Medium - March 25, 2019

It was found that the forceput operator could be extracted from the DefineResource method in ghostscript before 9.27. A specially crafted PostScript file could use this flaw in order to, for example, have access to the file system outside of the constrains imposed by -dSAFER.

Authorization

In Artifex Ghostscript through 9.26, ephemeral or transient procedures can

CVE-2019-6116 7.8 - High - March 21, 2019

In Artifex Ghostscript through 9.26, ephemeral or transient procedures can allow access to system operators, leading to remote code execution.

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.26, a carefully crafted PDF file

CVE-2018-19478 5.5 - Medium - January 02, 2019

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.26, a carefully crafted PDF file can trigger an extremely long running computation when parsing the file.

Improper Input Validation

In Artifex Ghostscript through 9.25, the setpattern operator did not properly validate certain types

CVE-2018-19134 7.8 - High - December 20, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript through 9.25, the setpattern operator did not properly validate certain types. A specially crafted PostScript document could exploit this to crash Ghostscript or, possibly, execute arbitrary code in the context of the Ghostscript process. This is a type confusion issue because of failure to check whether the Implementation of a pattern dictionary was a structure type.

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

It was found that RHSA-2018:2918 did not fully fix CVE-2018-16509

CVE-2018-16863 7.8 - High - December 03, 2018

It was found that RHSA-2018:2918 did not fully fix CVE-2018-16509. An attacker could possibly exploit another variant of the flaw and bypass the -dSAFER protection to, for example, execute arbitrary shell commands via a specially crafted PostScript document. This only affects ghostscript 9.07 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Shell injection

psi/zfjbig2.c in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.26

CVE-2018-19477 7.8 - High - November 23, 2018

psi/zfjbig2.c in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.26 allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions because of a JBIG2Decode type confusion.

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

psi/zicc.c in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.26

CVE-2018-19476 7.8 - High - November 23, 2018

psi/zicc.c in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.26 allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions because of a setcolorspace type confusion.

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

psi/zdevice2.c in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.26

CVE-2018-19475 7.8 - High - November 23, 2018

psi/zdevice2.c in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.26 allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions because available stack space is not checked when the device remains the same.

An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.26

CVE-2018-19409 9.8 - Critical - November 21, 2018

An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.26. LockSafetyParams is not checked correctly if another device is used.

Artifex Ghostscript 9.25 and earlier

CVE-2018-18284 8.6 - High - October 19, 2018

Artifex Ghostscript 9.25 and earlier allows attackers to bypass a sandbox protection mechanism via vectors involving the 1Policy operator.

Artifex Ghostscript 9.25 and earlier allows attackers to bypass a sandbox protection mechanism via vectors involving errorhandler setup

CVE-2018-17961 8.6 - High - October 15, 2018

Artifex Ghostscript 9.25 and earlier allows attackers to bypass a sandbox protection mechanism via vectors involving errorhandler setup. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2018-17183.

Generation of Error Message Containing Sensitive Information

Artifex Ghostscript

CVE-2018-18073 6.3 - Medium - October 15, 2018

Artifex Ghostscript allows attackers to bypass a sandbox protection mechanism by leveraging exposure of system operators in the saved execution stack in an error object.

Information Disclosure

Artifex Ghostscript before 9.25

CVE-2018-17183 7.8 - High - September 19, 2018

Artifex Ghostscript before 9.25 allowed a user-writable error exception table, which could be used by remote attackers able to supply crafted PostScript to potentially overwrite or replace error handlers to inject code.

An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.25

CVE-2018-16802 7.8 - High - September 10, 2018

An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.25. Incorrect "restoration of privilege" checking when running out of stack during exception handling could be used by attackers able to supply crafted PostScript to execute code using the "pipe" instruction. This is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2018-16509.

** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24

CVE-2018-16585 7.8 - High - September 06, 2018

** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24. The .setdistillerkeys PostScript command is accepted even though it is not intended for use during document processing (e.g., after the startup phase). This leads to memory corruption, allowing remote attackers able to supply crafted PostScript to crash the interpreter or possibly have unspecified other impact. Note: A reputable source believes that the CVE is potentially a duplicate of CVE-2018-15910 as explained in Red Hat bugzilla (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1626193).

Buffer Overflow

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24

CVE-2018-16540 7.8 - High - September 05, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24, attackers able to supply crafted PostScript files to the builtin PDF14 converter could use a use-after-free in copydevice handling to crash the interpreter or possibly have unspecified other impact.

Dangling pointer

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24

CVE-2018-16541 5.5 - Medium - September 05, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24, attackers able to supply crafted PostScript files could use incorrect free logic in pagedevice replacement to crash the interpreter.

Dangling pointer

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24

CVE-2018-16542 5.5 - Medium - September 05, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24, attackers able to supply crafted PostScript files could use insufficient interpreter stack-size checking during error handling to crash the interpreter.

Memory Corruption

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24, gssetresolution and gsgetresolution

CVE-2018-16543 7.8 - High - September 05, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24, gssetresolution and gsgetresolution allow attackers to have an unspecified impact.

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24

CVE-2018-16539 5.5 - Medium - September 05, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24, attackers able to supply crafted PostScript files could use incorrect access checking in temp file handling to disclose contents of files on the system otherwise not readable.

Information Disclosure

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24

CVE-2018-16513 7.8 - High - September 05, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24, attackers able to supply crafted PostScript files could use a type confusion in the setcolor function to crash the interpreter or possibly have unspecified other impact.

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24

CVE-2018-16509 7.8 - High - September 05, 2018

An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24. Incorrect "restoration of privilege" checking during handling of /invalidaccess exceptions could be used by attackers able to supply crafted PostScript to execute code using the "pipe" instruction.

An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24

CVE-2018-16511 7.8 - High - September 05, 2018

An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24. A type confusion in "ztype" could be used by remote attackers able to supply crafted PostScript to crash the interpreter or possibly have unspecified other impact.

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24

CVE-2018-16510 7.8 - High - September 05, 2018

An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24. Incorrect exec stack handling in the "CS" and "SC" PDF primitives could be used by remote attackers able to supply crafted PDFs to crash the interpreter or possibly have unspecified other impact.

Buffer Overflow

In Artifex Ghostscript 9.23 before 2018-08-24

CVE-2018-15911 7.8 - High - August 28, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript 9.23 before 2018-08-24, attackers able to supply crafted PostScript could use uninitialized memory access in the aesdecode operator to crash the interpreter or potentially execute code.

Use of Uninitialized Resource

In Artifex Ghostscript 9.23 before 2018-08-24

CVE-2018-15909 7.8 - High - August 27, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript 9.23 before 2018-08-24, a type confusion using the .shfill operator could be used by attackers able to supply crafted PostScript files to crash the interpreter or potentially execute code.

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24

CVE-2018-15910 7.8 - High - August 27, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24, attackers able to supply crafted PostScript files could use a type confusion in the LockDistillerParams parameter to crash the interpreter or execute code.

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

In Artifex Ghostscript 9.23 before 2018-08-23

CVE-2018-15908 7.8 - High - August 27, 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript 9.23 before 2018-08-23, attackers are able to supply malicious PostScript files to bypass .tempfile restrictions and write files.

psi/zfile.c in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.21rc1 permits the status command even if -dSAFER is used, which might

CVE-2018-11645 5.3 - Medium - June 01, 2018

psi/zfile.c in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.21rc1 permits the status command even if -dSAFER is used, which might allow remote attackers to determine the existence and size of arbitrary files, a similar issue to CVE-2016-7977.

Information Disclosure

The set_text_distance function in devices/vector/gdevpdts.c in the pdfwrite component in Artifex Ghostscript through 9.22 does not prevent overflows in text-positioning calculation, which

CVE-2018-10194 7.8 - High - April 18, 2018

The set_text_distance function in devices/vector/gdevpdts.c in the pdfwrite component in Artifex Ghostscript through 9.22 does not prevent overflows in text-positioning calculation, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted PDF document.

Buffer Overflow

The Ins_MIRP function in base/ttinterp.c in Artifex Ghostscript GhostXPS 9.21

CVE-2017-9611 7.8 - High - July 26, 2017

The Ins_MIRP function in base/ttinterp.c in Artifex Ghostscript GhostXPS 9.21 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted document.

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