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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
(Sun Issues Fix) FreeType 2 Font Rendering Engine Stack Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024491
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024491
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-1797   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 29 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:   Sun has issued a fix.

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://blogs.sun.com/security/entry/cve_2010_1797_buffer_overflow

Vendor URL:  www.freetype.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  9, 10, OpenSolaris

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