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CVE-2018-17961 Detail

Current Description

Artifex Ghostscript 9.25 and earlier allows attackers to bypass a sandbox protection mechanism via vectors involving errorhandler setup. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2018-17183.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/15/2018
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 8.6 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 6.0
Exploitability Score: 1.8


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

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=a54c9e61e7d0 Patch Third Party Advisory
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=a5a9bf8c6a63 Patch Third Party Advisory
http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=a6807394bd94 Patch Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2018/10/09/4 Exploit Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=1682&desc=2 Patch Third Party Advisory
https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=699816 Permissions Required Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/10/msg00013.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3803-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4336 Third Party Advisory
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45573/ Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Access Control (CWE-284)

Change History

4 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-17961
NVD Published Date:
10/15/2018
NVD Last Modified:
12/04/2018