Artifex Ghostscript 9.50 devices/vector/gdevxps.c xps_finish_image_path PDF File use after free

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Artifex Ghostscript 9.50 (Document Processing Software). Affected is the function xps_finish_image_path of the file devices/vector/gdevxps.c. The manipulation as part of a PDF File leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-416. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

A use-after-free vulnerability in xps_finish_image_path() in devices/vector/gdevxps.c of Artifex Software GhostScript v9.50 allows a remote attacker to escalate privileges via a crafted PDF file. This is fixed in v9.51.

The weakness was presented 08/13/2020. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2020-16303 since 08/03/2020. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

See 159772, 159771, 159770 and 159769 for similar entries.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.4

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-416
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Vendor: https://artifex.com/

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CVE: CVE-2020-16303 (🔍)
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Created: 08/13/2020 01:27 PM
Updated: 08/13/2020 01:32 PM
Changes: (18) software_type vulnerability_cwe vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_pr vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_ui vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_s vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_c vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_i vulnerability_cvss3_nvd_a source_cve_assigned source_cve_nvd_summary
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