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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
FreeType Null Pointer Dereference in 'ftutil.c' Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016520
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016520
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2661   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 18 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.2 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in FreeType. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted font file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an integer underflow and cause the target application to crash.

Josh Bressers reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will cause the target user's application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.2.1).
Vendor URL:  www.freetype.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 18 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) FreeType Null Pointer Dereference in 'ftutil.c' Lets Remote Users Deny Service   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.
Jan 29 2007 (Sun Issues Fix) FreeType Null Pointer Dereference in 'ftutil.c' Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Sun has issued a fix for Solaris 9 and 10.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 18 Jul 2006 07:37:37 -0400
Subject:  Freetype vulnerability


http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=183676

Josh Bressers reported an integer underflow.

CVE-2006-2661
 
 


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