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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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/11/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.1 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.2
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 3.6 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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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

Technical Details

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Quick Info

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