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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
FreeType parse_charstrings() Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Application to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038090
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038090
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-10244   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 22 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in FreeType. A remote user can cause the target application to crash.

A remote user can create a file with a specially crafted glyph name that, when loaded by the target user or application, will trigger a buffer over-read in parse_charstrings() in 'type1/t1load.c' and cause the target application to crash.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.7) [in September 2016].

The vendor advisory is available at:

http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/freetype/freetype2.git/tree/ChangeLog?h=VER-2-7

Vendor URL:  www.freetype.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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