CVE-2013-6462

NameCVE-2013-6462
DescriptionStack-based buffer overflow in the bdfReadCharacters function in bitmap/bdfread.c in X.Org libXfont 1.1 through 1.4.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string in a character name in a BDF font file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2838-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libxfont (PTS)wheezy (security), wheezy1:1.4.5-5fixed
stretch, sid, jessie1:1.5.1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libxfontsource(unstable)1:1.4.7-1high
libxfontsourcesqueeze1:1.4.1-4highDSA-2838-1
libxfontsourcewheezy1:1.4.5-3highDSA-2838-1

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