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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-5670

Original release date: 01/24/2013
Last revised: 01/25/2013


The _bdf_parse_glyphs function in FreeType before 2.4.11 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write and crash) via vectors related to BDF fonts and an ENCODING field with a negative value.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.freetype.org/
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0165
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/freetype/freetype2.git/commit/?id=7f2e4f4f553f6836be7683f66226afac3fa979b8
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1686-1
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1027921
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:0189
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?37907
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2013-015-01
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20121224 Re: CVE Request - Multiple security fixes in freetype - 2.4.11

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.4.9
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.4.10 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.4.5
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.4.3
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.4.0
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.4.4
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.4.8
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.4.7
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.4.1
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.4.2
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.4.6
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.3.4
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.3.3
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.3.9
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.3.8
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.3.7
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.3.6
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.3.2
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.3.5
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.3.12
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.3.11
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.3.10
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.3.1
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.3.0
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.2
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.2.1
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.1.9
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.1.7
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.1.6
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.1.8_rc1
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.1.8
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.1.8:rc1
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.1.3
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.1.10
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.1.5
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.1.4
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.1
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.0.3
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.0.4
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.0.5
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.0.7
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.0
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.0.1
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.0.2
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.0.8
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.0.9
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:2.0.6
* cpe:/a:freetype:freetype:1.3.1

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