Public Date:
1203718: CVE-2015-1803 libXfont: crash on invalid read in bdfReadCharacters
A NULL pointer dereference flaw was discovered in the way libXfont processed certain Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) fonts. A malicious, local user could use this flaw to crash the X.Org server.

Find out more about CVE-2015-1803 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 1.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
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 7 (libXfont) RHSA-2015:1708 2015-09-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (libXfont) RHSA-2015:1708 2015-09-03

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libXfont Will not fix

External References

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