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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
(Sun Issues Advisory) FreeType2 Heap Overflows in Parsing PFB and TTF Font Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020334
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020334
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1808   (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 or TrueType Font file that, when loaded by the target user or application, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user or application.

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:   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.
Jun 11 2008 FreeType2 Heap Overflows in Parsing PFB and TTF Font Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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