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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
FreeType 2 Font Rendering Engine Stack Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024283
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024283
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-1797   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 5 2010
Original Entry Date:  Aug 5 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.4.1 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 font file containing specially crafted Compact Font Format (CFF) opcodes that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

[Editor's note: This is one of the vulnerabilities used in the 'jailbreakme.com' iPhone iOS jail break site.]

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix.
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.
Aug 5 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) FreeType 2 Font Rendering Engine Stack Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Aug 6 2010 (Foxit Issues Fix for Foxit Reader) FreeType 2 Font Rendering Engine Stack Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Foxit has issued a fix for Foxit Reader.
Aug 11 2010 (Apple Issues Fix for iPhone) FreeType 2 Font Rendering Engine Stack Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Apple has issued a fix for iPhone and iPod touch.
Aug 12 2010 (Apple Issues Fix for iPad) FreeType 2 Font Rendering Engine Stack Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Apple has issued a fix for iPad.
Sep 29 2010 (Sun Issues Fix) FreeType 2 Font Rendering Engine Stack Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for Solaris 9 and 10 and OpenSolaris.



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