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CVE-2018-16509 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commit;h=5516c614dc33662a2afdc377159f70218e67bde5 Third Party Advisory
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commit;h=78911a01b67d590b4a91afac2e8417360b934156 Third Party Advisory
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commit;h=79cccf641486a6595c43f1de1cd7ade696020a31 Third Party Advisory
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=520bb0ea7519aa3e79db78aaf0589dae02103764 Third Party Advisory
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2018/q3/142 Exploit Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/105122 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2918 Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3760 Third Party Advisory
https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=699654 Issue Tracking Permissions Required Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00015.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-12 Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3768-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://www.artifex.com/news/ghostscript-security-resolved/ Vendor Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4294 Third Party Advisory
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45369/ Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-noinfo Insufficient Information NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:artifex:ghostscript:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
9.24

Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 4 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_eus:7.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_workstation:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_workstation:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 5 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:artifex:gpl_ghostscript:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
9.26


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-16509
NVD Published Date:
09/05/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019