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CVE-2018-16540

Published: 05 September 2018

In Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24, attackers able to supply crafted PostScript files to the builtin PDF14 converter could use a use-after-free in copydevice handling to crash the interpreter or possibly have unspecified other impact.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
ghostscript
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (9.22~dfsg-3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (9.22~dfsg+1-0ubuntu1.2)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (9.18~dfsg~0-0ubuntu2.9)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was released [9.10~dfsg-0ubuntu10.13])
Patches:
Upstream: http://git.ghostscript.com/?p=ghostpdl.git;a=commit;h=c432131c3fdb2143e148e8ba88555f7f7a63b25e