CVE-2018-16513

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Description

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24, attackers able to supply crafted PostScript files could use a type confusion in the setcolor function to crash the interpreter or possibly have unspecified other impact.

References

http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commit;h=b326a71659b7837d3acde954b18bda1a6f5e9498

https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=699655

https://kb.pulsesecure.net/articles/Pulse_Security_Advisories/SA44101

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00015.html

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-12

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K22141757?utm_source=f5support&utm_medium=RSS

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3768-1/

https://www.artifex.com/news/ghostscript-security-resolved/

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4288

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-09-05

Updated: 2019-11-05

Type: CWE-704

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (14 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
124766Pulse Connect Secure Multiple Vulnerabilities (SA44101)NessusMisc.
critical
123326openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript (openSUSE-2019-759)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
120116SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : ghostscript (SUSE-SU-2018:2976-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
119132GLSA-201811-12 : GPL Ghostscript: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
118350SUSE SLES11 Security Update : ghostscript-library (SUSE-SU-2018:3330-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
118298SUSE SLES12 Security Update : ghostscript (SUSE-SU-2018:2975-2)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
118043Amazon Linux 2 : ghostscript (ALAS-2018-1088)NessusAmazon Linux Local Security Checks
high
117980openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript (openSUSE-2018-1123)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
117979openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript (openSUSE-2018-1122)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
117901SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ghostscript (SUSE-SU-2018:2975-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
117595Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : Ghostscript vulnerabilities (USN-3768-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
117487Debian DLA-1504-1 : ghostscript security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
117459Artifex Ghostscript Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusWindows
high
117369Debian DSA-4288-1 : ghostscript - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high