Graphite up to 2-1.2.3 libgraphite Code.cpp memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Graphite up to 2-1.2.3. It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown function of the file Code.cpp of the component libgraphite. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 02/13/2016 as MFSA2016-14 as not defined advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-1522. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 88672 (CentOS 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (CESA-2016:0197)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 350005 (Amazon Linux Security Advisory for graphite2: ALAS-2016-696).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (88672). The entries 80933, 80935 and 80938 are related to this item.


  • Mozilla Firefox up to 42.x
  • Mozilla Firefox ESR up to 38.6.0



CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 88672
Nessus Name: CentOS 5 / 6 / 7 : firefox (CESA-2016:0197)
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OpenVAS ID: 703479
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3479-1 (graphite2 - security update)
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01/07/2016 🔍
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03/02/2016 +18 days 🔍
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Advisory: MFSA2016-14
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-1522 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 56932 - Libgraphite 2-1.2.4 Remote DoS, Information Disclosure and Code Execution via a Specially Crafted Font - CVE-2016-1522, Medium
SecurityFocus: 82991

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Created: 02/13/2016 11:00 AM
Updated: 07/08/2022 04:05 AM
Changes: 02/13/2016 11:00 AM (42), 01/31/2018 09:55 AM (25), 07/08/2022 03:50 AM (2), 07/08/2022 03:57 AM (11), 07/08/2022 04:05 AM (1)
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