The bdfReadCharacters function in bitmap/bdfread.c in X.Org libXfont before 1.4.9 and 1.5.x before 1.5.1 does not properly perform type conversion for metrics values, which allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds memory access) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted BDF font file.
Published 2015-03-20 14:59:03
Updated 2016-12-31 02:59:23
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Execute codeDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2015-1804

1.49%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 85 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2015-1804

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
8.5
HIGH AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
6.8
10.0
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2015-1804

  • Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2015-1804

Products affected by CVE-2015-1804

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