Bug 800587 (CVE-2012-1130) - CVE-2012-1130 freetype: heap buffer over-read in PCF parser pcf_get_properties() (#35603)
Summary: CVE-2012-1130 freetype: heap buffer over-read in PCF parser pcf_get_propertie...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2012-1130
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 806266 806267 806268 806269 806270 806271 889398
Blocks: 800639
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2012-03-06 18:48 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:50 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-24 21:02:28 UTC


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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:0467 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: freetype security update 2012-04-10 23:55:00 UTC

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-06 18:48:53 UTC
An out-of heap-based buffer read flaw was found in the way FreeType font rendering engine retrieved properties information from Portable Compiled Format (PCF) bitmap font files. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted PCF font file, which once opened in an application linked against FreeType would lead to that application crash.

Upstream bug report:
[1] https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?35603

Upstream patch:
[2] http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/freetype/freetype2.git/commit/?id=c776fc17bfeaa607405fc96620e9445e7a0965c3

Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank Mateusz Jurczyk of the Google Security Team for reporting this issue.

Comment 1 Kurt Seifried 2012-03-06 20:49:53 UTC
Added CVE as per http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/06/16

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-14 17:19:56 UTC
This issue affects the versions of the freetype package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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This issue affects the versions of the freetype package, as shipped with Fedora release of 15 and 16.

Comment 7 Tomas Hoger 2012-03-15 16:37:55 UTC
The problem here is in pcf_get_properties(), which does not ensure that a string read form PCF font file is properly NUL terminated before passing it to strdup. This may possibly cause program crash.

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2012-04-10 19:58:49 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:0467 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0467.html


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