CVE Details

Release Date:2016-02-05


The directrun function in directmachine.cpp in Libgraphite in Graphite2 1.2.4, as used in Mozilla Firefox before 43.0 and Firefox ESR 38.x before 38.6.1, does not validate a certain skip operation, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information, or cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) via a crafted Graphite smart font.

See more information about CVE-2016-1521 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD

CVSS v2.0 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 6.8 Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network Attack Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None required Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial Availability Impact: Partial

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Linux version 5 (firefox)ELSA-2016-01972016-02-16
Oracle Linux version 6 (firefox)ELSA-2016-01972016-02-16
Oracle Linux version 7 (firefox)ELSA-2016-01972016-02-16
Oracle Linux version 7 (graphite2)ELSA-2016-05942016-04-05

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