An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.25. Incorrect "restoration of privilege" checking when running out of stack during exception handling could be used by attackers able to supply crafted PostScript to execute code using the "pipe" instruction. This is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2018-16509.
Published 2018-09-10 16:29:01
Updated 2019-10-03 00:03:26
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Execute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-16802

0.32%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 67 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-16802

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

References for CVE-2018-16802

Products affected by CVE-2018-16802

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