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 (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs873588

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
fontforge (PTS)wheezy0.0.20120101+git-2vulnerable
wheezy (security)0.0.20120101+git-2+deb7u1vulnerable
jessie (security), jessie20120731.b-5+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch (security), stretch1:20161005~dfsg-4+deb9u1vulnerable
buster, sid1:20170731~dfsg-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - fontforge <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - fontforge <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - fontforge <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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