DescriptionFontForge 20161012 is vulnerable to a buffer over-read in ValidatePostScriptFontName (parsettf.c) resulting in DoS or code execution via a crafted otf 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
Debian Bugs873588

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
fontforge (PTS)stretch (security), stretch1:20161005~dfsg-4+deb9u1vulnerable
bullseye, sid1:20201107~dfsg-4vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs

Crash in GUI tool/related desktop libs, no security impact

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