CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2012-12-15
Bugzilla: 890088: CVE-2012-5669 freetype: heap buffer over-read in BDF parsing _bdf_parse_glyphs() (#37906)


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The _bdf_parse_glyphs function in FreeType before 2.4.11 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors related to BDF fonts and an incorrect calculation that triggers an out-of-bounds read.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5669 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-2013:0216 January 31, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (freetype) RHSA-2013:0216 January 31, 2013

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