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CVE-2018-19134 Detail

Current Description

In Artifex Ghostscript through 9.25, the setpattern operator did not properly validate certain types. A specially crafted PostScript document could exploit this to crash Ghostscript or, possibly, execute arbitrary code in the context of the Ghostscript process. This is a type confusion issue because of failure to check whether the Implementation of a pattern dictionary was a structure type.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
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): 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=693baf02152119af6e6afd30bb8ec76d14f84bbf Patch Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/106278 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3834 Third Party Advisory
https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=700141 Issue Tracking Permissions Required Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/12/msg00019.html Third Party Advisory
https://semmle.com/news/semmle-discovers-severe-vulnerability-ghostscript-postscript-pdf Exploit Third Party Advisory
https://www.ghostscript.com/doc/9.26/News.htm Release Notes

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast (CWE-704)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:artifex:ghostscript:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
9.25

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_aus:7.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server_eus:7.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_workstation:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-19134
NVD Published Date:
12/20/2018
NVD Last Modified:
01/11/2019