Bug 800602 (CVE-2012-1141) - CVE-2012-1141 freetype: BDF parser _bdf_list_split() fails to properly initialize field array (#35658)
Summary: CVE-2012-1141 freetype: BDF parser _bdf_list_split() fails to properly initia...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2012-1141
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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low
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 18:57 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:50 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-24 21:02:26 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 18:57:41 UTC
An out-of heap-based buffer read flaw was found in the way FreeType font rendering engine performed conversion of ASCII string objects, contained within glyph bitmap distribution format (BDF) font file, into signed short integers. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted BDF file, which once processed by an application linked against FreeType would lead to that application crash.

Upstream bug report:
[1] https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?35658

Upstream patch:
[2] http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/freetype/freetype2.git/commit/?id=d9c1659610f9cd5e103790cb5963483d65cf0d2d

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 20:57:49 UTC
Added CVE as per http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/06/16

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-15 17:34:49 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 8 errata-xmlrpc 2012-04-10 19:59:20 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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