Bug 114905 - CAN-2004-0083, CAN-2004-0084, CAN-2004-0106 - XFree86 font.alias buffer overflow
Summary: CAN-2004-0083, CAN-2004-0084, CAN-2004-0106 - XFree86 font.alias buffer overflow
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: Security
: 115569 (view as bug list)
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-02-04 10:19 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-02-14 04:28:32 UTC
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Description Mark J. Cox 2004-02-04 10:19:03 UTC
Reported to Red Hat by XFree86 on 2004Feb03 via

A malicious user may craft a malformed 'font.alias' file causing a
buffer overflow upon parsing, which could lead to execution of
arbitrary code as root on the server.

Embargoed.  No date for public notification set; CVE applied for.

Patch available.  Errata in progress.

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2004-02-07 10:24:59 UTC
XFree86-4.3.0-49 built for Fedora Core 1 now

Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2004-02-12 13:12:13 UTC
Subsequently, iDefense found another issue in the same routine with
the same consequences which has been given CVE name CAN-2004-0083.

Additionally David Dawes discovered additional flaws in reading font
files. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0106 to these issues.

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2004-02-13 18:26:52 UTC
The XFree86 4.3.0-55 update for Fedora Core 1, fixes all of the
security issues outlined in the CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures) advisories: CAN-2004-0083, CAN-2004-0084, and

All users are urged to upgrade to this latest update.

Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2004-02-14 06:43:16 UTC
*** Bug 115569 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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