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Bug 890087 - (CVE-2012-5668) CVE-2012-5668 freetype: NULL Pointer Dereference in bdf_free_font (#37905)
CVE-2012-5668 freetype: NULL Pointer Dereference in bdf_free_font (#37905)
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 890078
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Reported: 2012-12-24 23:02 EST by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2016-03-04 07:37 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-08-22 11:17:55 EDT
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-12-24 23:02:19 EST
A Null pointer de-reference flaw was found in the way Freetype font rendering engine handled Glyph bitmap distribution format (BDF) fonts. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted BDF font file, which once processed in an application linked against FreeType would lead to that application crash.

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Comment 4 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-01-03 00:19:16 EST
This issue affects the version of freetype as shipped with Fedora 16 and Fedora 17.
Comment 5 Vincent Danen 2015-08-22 11:17:40 EDT

Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

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