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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2018-16585

** 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 (
Publish Date : 2018-09-06 Last Update Date : 2019-10-09
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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) OverflowMemory corruption
CWE ID 119

- Products Affected By CVE-2018-16585

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.00 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.01 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.02 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.04 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.05 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.06 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.07 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.09 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Artifex Ghostscript 9.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Artifex Ghostscript 8 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 18.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Debian Debian Linux 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Debian Debian Linux 9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Artifex Ghostscript 19
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 3
Debian Debian Linux 2

- References For CVE-2018-16585
MLIST [debian-lts-announce] 20180913 [SECURITY] [DLA 1504-1] ghostscript security update
GENTOO GLSA-201811-12;a=commitdiff;h=971472c83a345a16dac9f90f91258bb22dd77f22;a=commitdiff;h=1497d65039885a52b598b137dd8622bd4672f9be

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2018-16585

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

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