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Alpine Linux: CVE-2016-5384: fontconfig Possible double free due to insufficiently validated cache files

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2016-5384: fontconfig Possible double free due to insufficiently validated cache files

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/12/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

fontconfig before 2.12.1 does not validate offsets, which allows local users to trigger arbitrary free calls and consequently conduct double free attacks and execute arbitrary code via a crafted cache file.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-fontconfig

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