CVE-2018-10194

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2018-04-20
CWE:
CWE-119
Bugzilla:
1569108: CVE-2018-10194 ghostscript: Stack-based out-of-bounds write in pdf_set_text_matrix function in gdevpdts.c

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The set_text_distance function in devices/vector/gdevpdts.c in the pdfwrite component in Artifex Ghostscript through 9.22 does not prevent overflows in text-positioning calculation, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted PDF document.

Find out more about CVE-2018-10194 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is now in Maintenance Support 2 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate, and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (ghostscript) RHSA-2018:2918 2018-10-16

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ghostscript Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ghostscript Will not fix

Mitigation

Please refer to the "Mitigation" section of CVE-2018-16509 : https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-16509

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