CVE-2016-1522

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2016-02-05
CWE:
CWE-476
Bugzilla:
1305810: CVE-2016-1522 graphite2: Null pointer dereference and out-of-bounds access vulnerabilities
A vulnerability has been discovered in Graphite2. An attacker able to trick an unsuspecting user into opening specially crafted font files in an application using Graphite2 could exploit these flaws to cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application.

Find out more about CVE-2016-1522 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (graphite2) RHSA-2016:0594 2016-04-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2016:0197 2016-02-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:0258 2016-02-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2016:0197 2016-02-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:0258 2016-02-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:0258 2016-02-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2016:0258 2016-02-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2016:0197 2016-02-16

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