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CVE-2018-16541 Detail

Current Description

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.

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:N/I:N/A:H (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): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

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


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commit;h=241d91112771a6104de10b3948c3f350d6690c1d Patch Vendor Advisory
https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=699664 Issue Tracking Permissions Required Vendor Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00015.html Mailing List 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

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-16541
NVD Published Date:
09/05/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/25/2018