CVE-2018-16509

Public on 2018-10-08
Modified on 2018-12-20
Description
It was discovered that the ghostscript /invalidaccess checks fail under certain conditions. An attacker could possibly exploit this to bypass the -dSAFER protection and, for example, execute arbitrary shell commands via a specially crafted PostScript document.
Severity
Important
CVSS v3 Base Score
7.3
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 2 ghostscript 2018-10-08 22:17 ALAS2-2018-1088
Amazon Linux 1 ghostscript 2018-12-20 00:04 ALAS-2018-1137

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 7.3 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
NVD CVSSv2 9.3 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
NVD CVSSv3 7.8 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H