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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
FreeType Buffer Overflow in ft_var_readpackedpoints() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024745
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024745
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3855   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 16 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.4.3 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in FreeType. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted font file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in ft_var_readpackedpoints() and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user or application.

The vulnerability resides in 'src/truetype/ttgxvar.c'.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available at:

http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/freetype/freetype2.git/commit/?id=59eb9f8cfe7d1df379a2318316d1f04f80fba54a

Vendor URL:  www.freetype.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 16 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) FreeType Buffer Overflow in ft_var_readpackedpoints() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.
Jul 15 2011 (Apple Issues Fix for iOS) FreeType Buffer Overflow in ft_var_readpackedpoints() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (Apple Product Security <product-security-noreply@lists.apple.com>)
Apple has issued a fix for iOS.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 16 Nov 2010 20:54:04 +0000
Subject:  FreeType


http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?31310

CVE-2010-3855
 
 


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