Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 890087
CVE-2012-5668 freetype: NULL Pointer Dereference in bdf_free_font (#37905)
Last modified: 2016-03-04 07:37:29 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.
This issue affects the version of freetype as shipped with Fedora 16 and Fedora 17.
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: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.