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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2018-16540

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24, attackers able to supply crafted PostScript files to the builtin PDF14 converter could use a use-after-free in copydevice handling to crash the interpreter or possibly have unspecified other impact.
Publish Date : 2018-09-05 Last Update Date : 2019-04-25
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 416

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2019:0229: ghostscript security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20190229 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2018-16540

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.07 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.09 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Artifex Ghostscript 8 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 18.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Debian Debian Linux 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Debian Debian Linux 9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 7.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Aus 7.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Eus 7.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Eus 7.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Tus 7.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Redhat Openshift Container Platform 3.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Artifex Ghostscript 13
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 3
Debian Debian Linux 2
Redhat Enterprise Linux 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Aus 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Eus 2
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Tus 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 1
Redhat Openshift Container Platform 1

- References For CVE-2018-16540
GENTOO GLSA-201811-12
REDHAT RHSA-2019:0229;a=commit;h=c432131c3fdb2143e148e8ba88555f7f7a63b25e
REDHAT RHBA-2019:0327
MLIST [debian-lts-announce] 20180913 [SECURITY] [DLA 1504-1] ghostscript security update

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2018-16540

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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