CVE-2017-13720 Detail

Current Description

In the PatternMatch function in fontfile/fontdir.c in libXfont through 1.5.2 and 2.x before 2.0.2, an attacker with access to an X connection can cause a buffer over-read during pattern matching of fonts, leading to information disclosure or a crash (denial of service). This occurs because '\0' characters are incorrectly skipped in situations involving ? characters.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.1 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3995
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1500690 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1054285 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/lib/libXfont/commit/?id=d1e670a4a8704b8708e493ab6155589bcd570608 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201711-08
https://www.x.org/releases/individual/lib/libXfont2-2.0.2.tar.bz2 Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-125 Out-of-bounds Read cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-13720
NVD Published Date:
10/11/2017
NVD Last Modified:
11/12/2017
Source:
MITRE