Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title FontForge: Multiple vulnerabilities
Name GLSA-202004-14 First vendor Publication 2020-04-30
Vendor Gentoo Last vendor Modification 2020-04-30
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 7.5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in FontForge, the worst of which could result in the arbitrary execution of code.


FontForge is a PostScript font editor and converter.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in FontForge. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted font using FontForge, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All FontForge users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/fontforge-20200314"


[ 1 ] CVE-2019-15785 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-15785
[ 2 ] CVE-2020-5395 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-5395
[ 3 ] CVE-2020-5496 : https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-5496


This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:


Original Source

Url : http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-202004-14.xml

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
33 % CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write (CWE/SANS Top 25)
33 % CWE-416 Use After Free
33 % CWE-119 Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

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Date Informations
2020-05-01 05:18:48
  • First insertion