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This issue affects the versions of ghostscript as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.
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 Important, 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/.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Extended Life Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This issue 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||7.3|
|CVSS3 Base Metrics||CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L|
Red Hat Security Errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (ghostscript)||RHSA-2018:2918||2018-10-16|
Affected Packages State
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8||ghostscript||Not affected|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6||ghostscript||Will not fix|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5||ghostscript||Will not fix|
AcknowledgementsRed Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy (Google Project Zero) for reporting this issue.
Please refer to the "Mitigation" section of CVE-2018-16509 : https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-16509