CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2012-12-15
Bugzilla: 890094: CVE-2012-5670 freetype: Out-of-bounds write in _bdf_parse_glyphs() (#37907)


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 (out-of-bounds write and crash) via vectors related to BDF fonts and an ENCODING field with a negative value.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5670 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not Vulnerable. This issue did not affect the version of freetype as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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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