National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability
Database

CVE-2018-16542 Detail

Current Description

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24, attackers able to supply crafted PostScript files could use insufficient interpreter stack-size checking during error handling to crash the interpreter.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/05/2018
View Analysis Description

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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to nvd@nist.gov.

Hyperlink Resource
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commit;h=b575e1ec42cc86f6a58c603f2a88fcc2af699cc8 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2018/q3/182 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/105337 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2918 Third Party Advisory
https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=699668 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.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4288 Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Change History

5 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-16542
NVD Published Date:
09/05/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/25/2018