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By the Year

In 2020 there have been 0 vulnerabilities in Artifex Ghostscript . Last year Ghostscript had 10 security vulnerabilities published. Right now, Ghostscript is on track to have less security vulerabilities in 2020 than it did last year.

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

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Latest 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.

CVE-2019-14812 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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.

CVE-2019-10216 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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.

CVE-2019-14869 can be explotited with network access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 2.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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.

CVE-2019-14813 can be explotited with network access, and does not require authorization privledges or user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has the highest possible exploitability rating (3.9). The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be critical as this vulneraility has a high impact to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of this component.

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.

CVE-2019-14811 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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.

CVE-2019-3839 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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.

CVE-2019-3835 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a high impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

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.

CVE-2019-3838 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a high impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

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.

CVE-2019-6116 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Improper Input Validation

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.

CVE-2018-19478 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have no impact on confidentiality and integrity, and a high impact on availability.

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.

CVE-2018-19134 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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.

CVE-2018-16863 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Shell injection

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.

CVE-2018-19475 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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.

CVE-2018-19476 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

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.

CVE-2018-19477 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

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.

CVE-2018-19409 can be explotited with network access, and does not require authorization privledges or user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has the highest possible exploitability rating (3.9). The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be critical as this vulneraility has a high impact to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of this component.

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.

CVE-2018-18284 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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.

CVE-2018-17961 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Information Exposure Through an Error Message

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.

CVE-2018-18073 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a high impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

Information Leak

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.

CVE-2018-17183 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Improper Input Validation

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.

CVE-2018-16802 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

** 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).

CVE-2018-16585 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Memory Corruption

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.

CVE-2018-16539 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a high impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

Information Leak

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.

CVE-2018-16540 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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.

CVE-2018-16541 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have no impact on confidentiality and integrity, and a high impact on availability.

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.

CVE-2018-16542 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have no impact on confidentiality and integrity, and a high impact on availability.

Error Handling

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.

CVE-2018-16543 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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.

CVE-2018-16513 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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.

CVE-2018-16509 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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.

CVE-2018-16510 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Memory Corruption

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.

CVE-2018-16511 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

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.

CVE-2018-15911 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Memory Corruption

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.

CVE-2018-15908 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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.

CVE-2018-15909 can be explotited with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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.

CVE-2018-15910 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

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.

CVE-2018-11645 can be explotited with network access, and does not require authorization privledges or user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has the highest possible exploitability rating (3.9). The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a small impact on confidentiality, a small impact on integrity and availability.

Information Leak

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.

CVE-2018-10194 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Memory Corruption