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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
(Sun Issues Fix) FreeType Null Pointer Dereference in 'ftutil.c' Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017567
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017567
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2661   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 29 2007
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:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 9 with patch 116105-06 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 119812-02 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 9 with patch 116106-05 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 119813-03 or later

A final resolution is pending.

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102705-1

Vendor URL:  www.freetype.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  8, 9, 10

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jul 18 2006 FreeType Null Pointer Dereference in 'ftutil.c' Lets Remote Users Deny Service



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