Upstream information

CVE-2020-25690 at MITRE


An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in FontForge in versions before 20200314 while parsing SFD files containing certain LayerCount tokens. This flaw allows an attacker to manipulate the memory allocated on the heap, causing the application to crash or execute arbitrary code. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity, as well as system availability.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.8
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 8.8 7.3
Access Vector Network Local
Access Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required None Low
User Interaction Required Required
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High High
Integrity Impact High High
Availability Impact High High
CVSSv3 Version 3.1 3.1
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1178308 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Open Buildservice Development Tools 15 SP1
  • fontforge >= 20170731-4.6.1
  • fontforge-devel >= 20170731-4.6.1
  • fontforge-doc >= 20170731-4.6.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP5
  • fontforge >= 20170731-11.14.1
openSUSE Leap 15.1
  • fontforge >= 20170731-lp151.4.6.1
  • fontforge-debuginfo >= 20170731-lp151.4.6.1
  • fontforge-debugsource >= 20170731-lp151.4.6.1
  • fontforge-devel >= 20170731-lp151.4.6.1
  • fontforge-doc >= 20170731-lp151.4.6.1
openSUSE Leap 15.3 SLE Imports
  • fontforge >= 20170731-4.6.1
  • fontforge-debuginfo >= 20170731-4.6.1
  • fontforge-debugsource >= 20170731-4.6.1
  • fontforge-devel >= 20170731-4.6.1
  • fontforge-doc >= 20170731-4.6.1

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15 SP2 fontforge Not affected