CVE-2015-1804

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2015-03-17
Bugzilla:
1203719: CVE-2015-1804 libXfont: out-of-bounds memory access in bdfReadCharacters
An integer truncation 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 or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the X.Org server.

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CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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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 Affected

External References

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