CVE-2018-17961

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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.

References

http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=a54c9e61e7d0

http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=a5a9bf8c6a63

http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commitdiff;h=a6807394bd94

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2018/10/09/4

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3834

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=1682&desc=2

https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=699816

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/10/msg00013.html

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3803-1/

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4336

https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45573/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-10-15

Updated: 2019-10-03

Type: CWE-209

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: 8.6

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

Impact Score: 6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (24 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
146633Amazon Linux 2 : ghostscript (ALAS-2021-1598)NessusAmazon Linux Local Security Checks
critical
127227NewStart CGSL CORE 5.04 / MAIN 5.04 : ghostscript Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2019-0046)NessusNewStart CGSL Local Security Checks
high
124887EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.1.0 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2019-1384)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
123895EulerOS Virtualization 2.5.4 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2019-1209)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
123891EulerOS Virtualization 2.5.3 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2019-1205)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
123151openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript (openSUSE-2019-1007)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
122376EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2019-1049)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
122284Fedora 28 : ghostscript (2019-82acb29c1b)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
122169EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2019-1022)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
122103Fedora 29 : ghostscript (2019-077a3f23c0)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
121276EulerOS Virtualization 2.5.1 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2019-1016)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
120992EulerOS 2.0 SP5 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2019-1004)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
120186SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : ghostscript (SUSE-SU-2018:4087-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
119901EulerOS Virtualization 2.5.2 : ghostscript (EulerOS-SA-2018-1412)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
119883Scientific Linux Security Update : ghostscript on SL7.x x86_64 (20181217)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
critical
119757Oracle Linux 7 : ghostscript (ELSA-2018-3834)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
critical
119754CentOS 7 : ghostscript (CESA-2018:3834)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
critical
119736RHEL 7 : ghostscript (RHSA-2018:3834)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
critical
119713openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript (openSUSE-2018-1556)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
119711openSUSE Security Update : ghostscript (openSUSE-2018-1552)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
119651SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : ghostscript (SUSE-SU-2018:4090-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
118893Debian DSA-4336-1 : ghostscript - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
118567Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : Ghostscript vulnerabilities (USN-3803-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
118313Debian DLA-1552-1 : ghostscript security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high