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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
(Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) FreeType Heap Overflow in Processing TrueType Fonts Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025229
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025229
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3814   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 19 2011
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:   Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris.

Solaris 8 SPARC: 124420-06 X86: 124421-06
Solaris 9 SPARC: 116105-12 X86: 116106-11
Solaris 10 SPARC: 119812-11 X86: 119813-13
Solaris 11 Express snv_151a + 6997986

The Oracle advisory is available at:

http://blogs.sun.com/security/entry/cve_2010_3814_buffer_overflow

Vendor URL:  www.freetype.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  8, 9, 10, 11

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Nov 23 2010 FreeType Heap Overflow in Processing TrueType Fonts Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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