Bug 1585914 (CVE-2018-11645) - CVE-2018-11645 ghostscript: status command permitted with -dSAFER in psi/zfile.c allowing attackers to identify the size and existence of files
Summary: CVE-2018-11645 ghostscript: status command permitted with -dSAFER in psi/zfil...
Alias: CVE-2018-11645
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1588586
Blocks: 1585915
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-06-05 05:42 UTC by Sam Fowler
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:40 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: ghostcript 9.21
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Ghostscript did not honor the -dSAFER option when executing the "status" instruction, which can be used to retrieve information such as a file's existence and size. A specially crafted postscript document could use this flow to gain information on the targeted system's filesystem content.
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Last Closed: 2019-08-06 19:18:57 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2019:2281 0 None None None 2019-08-06 12:36:21 UTC

Description Sam Fowler 2018-06-05 05:42:20 UTC
Ghostscript before 9.21rc1 permits the status command even if -dSAFER is used, which can allow remote attackers to determine the existence and size of arbitrary files.

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Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2019-08-06 12:36:20 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2019:2281 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2281

Comment 9 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-08-06 19:18:57 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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