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CVE-2016-1523

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Overview

The SillMap::readFace function in FeatureMap.cpp in Libgraphite in Graphite 2 1.2.4, as used in Mozilla Firefox before 43.0 and Firefox ESR 38.x before 38.6.1, mishandles a return value, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (missing initialization, NULL pointer dereference, and application crash) via a crafted Graphite smart font.

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-63
Posted Jan 24, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-63 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Graphite, the worst of which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 1.3.7 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-1521, CVE-2016-1522, CVE-2016-1523, CVE-2016-1526, CVE-2016-1977, CVE-2016-2790, CVE-2016-2791, CVE-2016-2792, CVE-2016-2793, CVE-2016-2794, CVE-2016-2795, CVE-2016-2796, CVE-2016-2797, CVE-2016-2798, CVE-2016-2799, CVE-2016-2800, CVE-2016-2801, CVE-2016-2802
MD5 | 00e227329d8e92181dad61c5feb7c0c3
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-35
Posted Jan 13, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-35 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Mozilla SeaMonkey, the worst of which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 2.46-r1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-1521, CVE-2016-1522, CVE-2016-1523, CVE-2016-1526, CVE-2016-9079
MD5 | 069b6113937e168aaf68a6f53ae842fb
Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-0594-01
Posted Apr 6, 2016
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-0594-01 - Graphite2 is a project within SIL's Non-Roman Script Initiative and Language Software Development groups to provide rendering capabilities for complex non-Roman writing systems. Graphite can be used to create "smart fonts" capable of displaying writing systems with various complex behaviors. With respect to the Text Encoding Model, Graphite handles the "Rendering" aspect of writing system implementation. The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version: graphite2.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2016-1521, CVE-2016-1522, CVE-2016-1523, CVE-2016-1526
MD5 | 88b13454967b534ebca6613792a140ae
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2904-1
Posted Mar 8, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2904-1 - Karthikeyan Bhargavan and Gaetan Leurent discovered that NSS incorrectly allowed MD5 to be used for TLS 1.2 connections. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to view sensitive information. Yves Younan discovered that graphite2 incorrectly handled certain malformed fonts. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted website in a browsing context, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Thunderbird. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-7575, CVE-2016-1523, CVE-2016-1930, CVE-2016-1935
MD5 | 5101982d93b1491247adea46ac3f92f2
Debian Security Advisory 3491-1
Posted Feb 25, 2016
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 3491-1 - Multiple security issues have been found in Icedove, Debian's version of integer overflows, buffer overflows and other implementation errors may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2015-7575, CVE-2016-1523, CVE-2016-1930, CVE-2016-1935
MD5 | 330ee8fe28dcf54c8c2c5874ba900aa3
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2902-1
Posted Feb 17, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2902-1 - Yves Younan discovered that graphite2 incorrectly handled certain malformed fonts. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially- crafted font file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause graphite2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-1521, CVE-2016-1522, CVE-2016-1523, CVE-2016-1526
MD5 | dc1d94c6d726503b5638e6d5e92489db
Debian Security Advisory 3479-1
Posted Feb 16, 2016
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 3479-1 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the Graphite font rendering engine which might result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed font file is processed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2016-1521, CVE-2016-1522, CVE-2016-1523
MD5 | 2aa21c37423c791477481e7cfe6b8b65
Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-0197-01
Posted Feb 16, 2016
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-0197-01 - Mozilla Firefox is an open source web browser. XULRunner provides the XUL Runtime environment for Mozilla Firefox. Multiple security flaws were found in the graphite2 font library shipped with Firefox. A web page containing malicious content could cause Firefox to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. All Firefox users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain Firefox version 38.6.1 ESR, which corrects these issues. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

tags | advisory, web, arbitrary
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2016-1521, CVE-2016-1522, CVE-2016-1523
MD5 | 2f8d1878a9c24599cf1ea5d8fc17da92
Debian Security Advisory 3477-1
Posted Feb 15, 2016
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 3477-1 - Holger Fuhrmannek discovered that missing input sanitising in the Graphite font rendering engine could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2016-1523
MD5 | 7f907ff6b4b27b975c0c3ad5793e364d
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