CVE-2018-16802 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.25. Incorrect "restoration of privilege" checking when running out of stack during exception handling could be used by attackers able to supply crafted PostScript to execute code using the "pipe" instruction. This is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2018-16509.


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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=3e5d316b72e3965b7968bb1d96baa137cd063ac6 Third Party Advisory 
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commit;h=643b24dbd002fb9c131313253c307cf3951b3d47 Third Party Advisory 
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3834 Third Party Advisory 
https://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=5812b1b78fc4d36fdc293b7859de69241140d590 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00015.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://seclists.org/oss-sec/2018/q3/228 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://seclists.org/oss-sec/2018/q3/229 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.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4294 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-noinfo Insufficient Information cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-16802
NVD Published Date:
09/10/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019
Source:
MITRE