CVE-2014-9657

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2014-11-24
Bugzilla:
1191079: CVE-2014-9657 freetype: off-by-one buffer over-read in tt_face_load_hdmx()

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The tt_face_load_hdmx function in truetype/ttpload.c in FreeType before 2.5.4 does not establish a minimum record size, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted TrueType font.

Find out more about CVE-2014-9657 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

RHEV Manager 3:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (freetype) RHSA-2015:0696 2015-03-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (freetype) RHSA-2015:0696 2015-03-17

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 freetype Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 freetype Will not fix
RHEV Manager 3 mingw-virt-viewer Will not fix
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.
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