Public Date:
800594: CVE-2012-1136 freetype: uninitialized pointer use in BDF parser _bdf_parse_glyphs() (#35641)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

FreeType before 2.4.9, as used in Mozilla Firefox Mobile before 10.0.4 and other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid heap write operation and memory corruption) or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted glyph or bitmap data in a BDF font that lacks an ENCODING field.

Find out more about CVE-2012-1136 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (freetype) RHSA-2012:0467 2012-04-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (freetype) RHSA-2012:0467 2012-04-10


Red Hat would like to thank Mateusz Jurczyk of the Google Security Team for reporting this issue.