Bug 1652893 (CVE-2018-16863) - CVE-2018-16863 ghostscript: incomplete fix for CVE-2018-16509
Summary: CVE-2018-16863 ghostscript: incomplete fix for CVE-2018-16509
Alias: CVE-2018-16863
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1652901 1652902
Blocks: 1652892
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-11-23 12:20 UTC by Cedric Buissart
Modified: 2021-02-16 22:44 UTC (History)
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It was found that RHSA-2018:2918 did not fully fix CVE-2018-16509. An attacker could possibly exploit another variant of the flaw and bypass the -dSAFER protection to, for example, execute arbitrary shell commands via a specially crafted PostScript document.
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Last Closed: 2018-12-04 15:04:38 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:3761 0 None None None 2018-12-03 23:52:55 UTC

Description Cedric Buissart 2018-11-23 12:20:50 UTC
It was found that the fix for CVE-2018-16509 provided in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 was not sufficient.

Comment 10 Cedric Buissart 2018-12-03 14:56:04 UTC
The full fix for CVE-2018-16509 (bug 1619748) consists of the following 4 upstream patches:

The RHSA-2018:2918 erratum for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 only included the first 2 fixes, and hence failed to fix CVE-2018-16509 completely.

Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2018-12-03 23:52:50 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2018:3761 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3761

Comment 12 Cedric Buissart 2019-08-14 07:03:16 UTC

This vulnerability affects only Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7. Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 is not affected by this vulnerability because the set of fixes for CVE-2018-16509, released via  RHSA-2018:3760, was complete.

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