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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
(Sun Issues Advisory) FreeType2 Memory Corruption Error in Parsing PFB Font Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020333
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020333
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1807   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 19 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.3.5 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in FreeType2. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Printer Font Binary (PFB) format font file that, when loaded by the target user or application, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user or application.

A specially crafted 'number of axes' in a PFB file can trigger code execution.

The vendor was notified on June 3, 2008.

regenrecht reported this vulnerability via iDefense.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user or application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Sun has issued an advisory. Sun is working on a fix.

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-239006-1

Vendor URL:  www.freetype.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control 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.
Jun 11 2008 FreeType2 Memory Corruption Error in Parsing PFB Font Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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