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CVE-2012-1142

Impact: Important
Public: 2012-03-01
Bugzilla: 800604: CVE-2012-1142 freetype: incorrect computation of number of glyphs in FNT_Face_Init() for FNT/FON files (#35659)

Details

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-outline data in a font.

Find out more about CVE-2012-1142 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 April 10, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (freetype) RHSA-2012:0467 April 10, 2012

External References

Acknowledgements

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

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