CVE-2019-3838

Published: 21 March 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.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
ghostscript
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.18.04.8)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.16.04.8)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [9.26~dfsg+0-0ubuntu0.14.04.8])
Patches:
Upstream: http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commit;h=ed9fcd95bb01f0768bf273b2526732e381202319
Upstream: http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commit;h=a82601e8f95a2f2147f3b3b9e44ec2b8f3a6be8b