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CVE-2018-16539 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/05/2018
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commit;h=a054156d425b4dbdaaa9fda4b5f1182b27598c2b Patch Vendor Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3650 Third Party Advisory
https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=699658 Issue Tracking Permissions Required Vendor 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/ Patch Vendor Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4288 Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:artifex:ghostscript
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Up to (excluding)
9.24

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04::~~lts~~~
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 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04::~~lts~~~
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 cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04::~~lts~~~
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0
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 cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0
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Configuration 4 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:7.0
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 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server:7.0
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 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_aus:7.6
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 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_eus:7.6
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 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_tus:7.6
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 cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux_workstation:7.0
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-16539
NVD Published Date:
09/05/2018
NVD Last Modified:
03/07/2019