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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   FreeType Vendors:   freetype.org
FreeType Multiple Bugs in BDF Implementation Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027921
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027921
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-5668, CVE-2012-5669, CVE-2012-5670   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 25 2012
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:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.4.11).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/freetype/files/freetype2/2.4.11/README/view

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 31 2013 (Red Hat Issues Fix) FreeType Multiple Bugs in BDF Implementation Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
Apr 17 2014 (Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) FreeType Multiple Bugs in BDF Implementation Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris 10 and 11.1.



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