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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs605537

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
fontforge (PTS)jessie (security), jessie20120731.b-5+deb8u1fixed
stretch (security), stretch1:20161005~dfsg-4+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid1:20170731~dfsg-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

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