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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
(Sun Issues Fix) FreeType Integer Overflow in TT_Load_Simple_Glyph() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019156
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019156
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2754   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 7 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.3.4 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 TTF image that, when loaded by the target user or application, will trigger an integer overflow in TT_Load_Simple_Glyph() 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 'truetype/ttgload.c'.

Victor Stinner reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an image that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 124420-03 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 116105-08 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 119812-05 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 8 with patch 124421-03 or later
* Solaris 9 with patch 116106-07 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 119813-07 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-103171-1

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.
May 21 2007 FreeType Integer Overflow in TT_Load_Simple_Glyph() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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