Public Date:
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 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-2013:0216 2013-01-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (freetype) RHSA-2013:0216 2013-01-31

External References