CVE-2010-2642

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2011-01-05
CWE:
CWE-122
Bugzilla:
666318: CVE-2010-2642 t1lib: Heap based buffer overflow in DVI file AFM font parser

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the AFM font parser in the dvi-backend component in Evince 2.32 and earlier, teTeX 3.0, t1lib 5.1.2, and possibly other products allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted font in conjunction with a DVI file that is processed by the thumbnailer.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2642 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of evince as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
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 5 (tetex) RHSA-2012:1201 2012-08-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (t1lib) RHSA-2012:0062 2012-01-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (texlive) RHSA-2012:0137 2012-02-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (evince) RHSA-2011:0009 2011-01-06
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Evince development team for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Jon Larimer of IBM X-Force as the original reporter.
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