Bug 1317560 (CVE-2016-1969) - CVE-2016-1969 mozilla: out-of-bounds write with malicious font in graphite2 (MFSA 2016-38)
Summary: CVE-2016-1969 mozilla: out-of-bounds write with malicious font in graphite2 (...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2016-1969
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1308507
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Reported: 2016-03-14 14:48 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:45 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: Firefox 45, Firefox ESR 38.6.1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-03-28 05:20:27 UTC


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Description Andrej Nemec 2016-03-14 14:48:30 UTC
Security researcher James Clawson used the Address Sanitizer tool to discover an out-of-bounds write in the Graphite 2 library when loading a crafted Graphite font file. This results in a potentially exploitable crash.

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https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-38/

Comment 1 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2016-03-28 05:20:27 UTC
This security flaw was addressed in the following Firefox update:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0197.html


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