Bug 1305813 (CVE-2016-1523)

Summary: CVE-2016-1523 graphite2: Heap-based buffer overflow in context item handling functionality
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Adam Mariš <amaris>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: high    
Version: unspecifiedCC: caolanm, carnil, slawomir, vanoudt
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: Security
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Bug Fix
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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.
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Last Closed: 2016-06-01 19:20:03 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1305814, 1309052, 1309053    
Bug Blocks: 1305678    

Description Adam Mariš 2016-02-09 10:09:27 UTC
An exploitable heap-based buffer overflow was found in the context item handling functionality of Libgraphite. A specially crafted font can cause a buffer overflow resulting in potential code execution. An attacker can provide a malicious font to trigger this vulnerability.

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Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2016-02-09 10:09:51 UTC
Created graphite2 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1305814]

Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2016-02-16 10:41:23 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2016:0197 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0197.html

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2016-04-05 19:09:56 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2016:0594 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0594.html