It was found that RHSA-2018:2918 did not fully fix CVE-2018-16509. An attacker could possibly exploit another variant of the flaw and bypass the -dSAFER protection to, for example, execute arbitrary shell commands via a specially crafted PostScript document. This only affects ghostscript 9.07 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Published 2018-12-03 17:29:00
Updated 2023-02-12 23:32:31
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-16863

0.21%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 59 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-16863

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
9.3
HIGH AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
8.6
10.0
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
7.3
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
3.9
3.4
Red Hat, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2018-16863

  • The product constructs all or part of an OS command using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the intended OS command when it is sent to a downstream component.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Secondary)
  • The product implements a protection mechanism that relies on a list of inputs (or properties of inputs) that are not allowed by policy or otherwise require other action to neutralize before additional processing takes place, but the list is incomplete, leading to resultant weaknesses.
    Assigned by: secalert@redhat.com (Primary)

References for CVE-2018-16863

Products affected by CVE-2018-16863

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