CVE-2020-15999 vulnerability in Freetype and Other Products
Published on November 3, 2020
Known Exploited Vulnerability
This Google Chrome FreeType Memory Corruption vulnerability is part of CISA's list of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. Heap buffer overflow in Freetype in Google Chrome prior to 86.0.4240.111 allowed a remote attacker to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page.
The following remediation steps are recommended / required by November 17, 2021: Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CVE-2020-15999 can be exploited with network access, requires user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 2.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have no impact on confidentiality and integrity, and a high impact on availability.
What is a Memory Corruption Vulnerability?
The software writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. Typically, this can result in corruption of data, a crash, or code execution. The software may modify an index or perform pointer arithmetic that references a memory location that is outside of the boundaries of the buffer. A subsequent write operation then produces undefined or unexpected results.
CVE-2020-15999 has been classified to as a Memory Corruption vulnerability or weakness.
Products Associated with CVE-2020-15999
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What versions are vulnerable to CVE-2020-15999?
- Google Chrome Fixed in Version 86.0.4240.111
- Freetype Version 2.6.0 Fixed in Version 2.10.4
- Debian Linux Version 10.0
- Fedora Project Fedora Version 31
- OpenSuse Backports Sle Version 15.0 sp2
The following package name and versions may be associated with CVE-2020-15999