A flaw was found in ghostscript. The fix for CVE-2020-16305 in ghostscript was not included in RHSA-2021:1852-06 advisory as it was claimed to be. This issue only affects the ghostscript package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
Published 2023-08-23 13:15:08
Updated 2023-12-27 22:04:29
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-4042

0.05%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 12 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-4042

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
Red Hat, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2023-4042

  • The product reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
    Assigned by: secalert@redhat.com (Secondary)
  • The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2023-4042

Products affected by CVE-2023-4042

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