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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
(Red Hat Issues Fix) FreeType Heap Overflow in Processing CFF Font Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024501
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024501
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:   Red Hat has issued a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0736.html

Vendor URL:  www.freetype.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  3

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Oct 4 2010 FreeType Heap Overflow in Processing CFF Font Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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Subject:  [RHSA-2010:0736-01] Important: freetype security update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: freetype security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2010:0736-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0736.html
Issue date:        2010-10-04
CVE Names:         CVE-2010-2806 CVE-2010-3054 CVE-2010-3311 
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1. Summary:

Updated freetype packages that fix three security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Description:

FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open and
manage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual glyphs
efficiently. The freetype packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 provide
both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2 font engines.

It was discovered that the FreeType font rendering engine improperly
validated certain position values when processing input streams. If a user
loaded a specially-crafted font file with an application linked against
FreeType, and the relevant font glyphs were subsequently rendered with the
X FreeType library (libXft), it could trigger a heap-based buffer overflow
in the libXft library, causing the application to crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application. (CVE-2010-3311)

An array index error was found in the way the FreeType font rendering
engine processed certain PostScript Type 42 font files. If a user loaded a
specially-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it
could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-2806)

A stack overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font rendering
engine processed PostScript Type 1 font files that contain nested Standard
Encoding Accented Character (seac) calls. If a user loaded a
specially-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it
could cause the application to crash. (CVE-2010-3054)

Note: All of the issues in this erratum only affect the FreeType 2 font
engine.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues. The X server must be restarted
(log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

621980 - CVE-2010-2806 FreeType: Heap-based buffer overflow by processing FontType42 fonts with negative length of SFNT strings (FT bug #30656)
623625 - CVE-2010-3311 freetype: Input stream position error by processing Compact Font Format (CFF) font files
625632 - CVE-2010-3054 freetype: DoS via nested "seac" calls

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.src.rpm

i386:
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-devel-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.ia64.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.ia64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.1.4-18.el3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.ppc.rpm
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.ppc64.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.ppc.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.ppc64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.1.4-18.el3.ppc.rpm

s390:
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.s390.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.s390.rpm
freetype-devel-2.1.4-18.el3.s390.rpm

s390x:
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.s390.rpm
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.s390x.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.s390.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.s390x.rpm
freetype-devel-2.1.4-18.el3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.x86_64.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.x86_64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.1.4-18.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.src.rpm

i386:
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-devel-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.x86_64.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.x86_64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.1.4-18.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.src.rpm

i386:
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-devel-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.ia64.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.ia64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.1.4-18.el3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.x86_64.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.x86_64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.1.4-18.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.src.rpm

i386:
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-devel-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.ia64.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.ia64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.1.4-18.el3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-2.1.4-18.el3.x86_64.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.1.4-18.el3.x86_64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.1.4-18.el3.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-2806.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3054.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-3311.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2010 Red Hat, Inc.
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