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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
FreeType Integer Overflow in TT_Load_Simple_Glyph() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018088
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018088
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2754   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 21 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.3.4 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 TTF image that, when loaded by the target user or application, will trigger an integer overflow in TT_Load_Simple_Glyph() and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user or application.

The vulnerability resides in 'truetype/ttgload.c'.

Victor Stinner reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an image that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://cvs.savannah.nongnu.org/viewvc/freetype2/src/truetype/ttgload.c?root=freetype&r1=1.177&r2=1.178

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 11 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) FreeType Integer Overflow in TT_Load_Simple_Glyph() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.
Jun 18 2007 (Sun Issues Fix for StarOffice) FreeType Integer Overflow in TT_Load_Simple_Glyph() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for StarOffice, which is affected by this vulnerability.
Jan 7 2008 (Sun Issues Fix) FreeType Integer Overflow in TT_Load_Simple_Glyph() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for Solaris 8, 9, and 10.
May 22 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) FreeType Integer Overflow in TT_Load_Simple_Glyph() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.



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