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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Foxit Reader Vendors:   Foxit Software
(Foxit Issues Fix for Foxit Reader) FreeType 2 Font Rendering Engine Stack Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024294
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024294
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-1797   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 6 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.1.1.0805
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in FreeType. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. Foxit Reader is affected.

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:   Foxit has issued a fix for Foxit Reader (4.1.1.0805).

The Foxit advisory is available at:

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/security_bulletins.php#iphone

Vendor URL:  www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/security_bulletins.php#iphone (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

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Aug 5 2010 FreeType 2 Font Rendering Engine Stack Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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