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.
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ReferencesDSA-2838-1
NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libxfont (PTS)stretch (security), stretch1:2.0.1-3+deb9u1fixed
buster1:2.0.3-1fixed
bullseye, sid1:2.0.4-1fixed

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

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

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