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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
FreeType Heap Overflow in Processing CFF Font Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024500
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024500
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3311   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 4 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.3.x 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 specially crafted Compact Font Format (CFF) 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.

Marc Schoenefeld reported this vulnerability.

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:   Version 2.4.x is not affected.
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.
Oct 4 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) FreeType Heap Overflow in Processing CFF Font Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
Oct 4 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) FreeType Heap Overflow in Processing CFF Font Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.
Nov 11 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) FreeType Heap Overflow in Processing CFF Font Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.



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