DescriptionStack-based buffer overflow in FontForge 20100501 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long CHARSET_REGISTRY header in a BDF font file.
Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
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Note from the SUSE Security TeamThe overflow is caught by the -fstack-protector protection mechanism and only leads to a controlled abort of the fontforge tool. As this is a developer tool and included in the SDK on SUSE Linux Enterprise, we are not releasing updates for it. SUSE Bugzilla entry: 657353 [RESOLVED / FIXED] No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.
SUSE Timeline for this CVECVE page created: Tue Jul 9 17:56:50 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 7 12:46:00 2022