CVE-2018-16585

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Description

** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24. The .setdistillerkeys PostScript command is accepted even though it is not intended for use during document processing (e.g., after the startup phase). This leads to memory corruption, allowing remote attackers able to supply crafted PostScript to crash the interpreter or possibly have unspecified other impact. Note: A reputable source believes that the CVE is potentially a duplicate of CVE-2018-15910 as explained in Red Hat bugzilla (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1626193).

References

http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=1497d65039885a52b598b137dd8622bd4672f9be

http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=971472c83a345a16dac9f90f91258bb22dd77f22

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1626193

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

https://seclists.org/oss-sec/2018/q3/182

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

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

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

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-09-06

Updated: 2019-10-09

Type: CWE-119

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 (12 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
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
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