CVE-2016-1969

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-03-08
CWE:
CWE-787
Bugzilla:
1317560: CVE-2016-1969 mozilla: out-of-bounds write with malicious font in graphite2 (MFSA 2016-38)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The setAttr function in Graphite 2 before 1.3.6, as used in Mozilla Firefox before 45.0 and Firefox ESR 38.x before 38.6.1, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted Graphite smart font.

Find out more about CVE-2016-1969 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
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 (firefox) RHSA-2016:0197 2016-02-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2016:0197 2016-02-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (firefox) RHSA-2016:0197 2016-02-16

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 thunderbird Not affected
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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