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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
(Apple Issues Fix for iOS) FreeType Heap Overflow in Processing TrueType Fonts Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024769
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024769
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3814   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 23 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

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 PDF file with specially crafted embedded fonts that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vulnerability resides in 'src/truetype/ttinterp.c'.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Apple has issued a fix (4.2), available via iTunes.

The Apple advisory is available at:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4456

Vendor URL:  www.freetype.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Apple (iOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  prior to 4.2

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