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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2018-16509) (Multiple Advisories): ghostscript security and bug fix update

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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2018-16509) (Multiple Advisories): ghostscript security and bug fix update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/05/2018
Created
03/19/2019
Added
12/04/2018
Modified
07/21/2020

Description

An issue was discovered in Artifex Ghostscript before 9.24. Incorrect "restoration of privilege" checking during handling of /invalidaccess exceptions could be used by attackers able to supply crafted PostScript to execute code using the "pipe" instruction.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ghostscript
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ghostscript-cups
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ghostscript-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ghostscript-doc
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ghostscript-gtk

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