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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
(Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) FreeType Multiple Bugs in BDF Implementation Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030110
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030110
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-5668, CVE-2012-5669, CVE-2012-5670   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 17 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.4.11
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were 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 font file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user or application.

A null pointer dereference can be triggered in bdf_free_font() [CVE-2012-5668].

An out-of-bounds read in can be triggered in _bdf_parse_glyphs() [CVE-2012-5669].

An out-of-bounds write can be triggered in _bdf_parse_glyphs() [CVE-2012-5670].

Mateusz Jurczyk of the Google Security Team reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create a font 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.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

https://blogs.oracle.com/sunsecurity/entry/multiple_buffer_errors_vulnerabilities_in

Vendor URL:  www.freetype.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  10, 11.1

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Dec 25 2012 FreeType Multiple Bugs in BDF Implementation Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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