Bug 613160 (CVE-2010-2498)

Summary: CVE-2010-2498 freetype: invalid free vulnerability with possible heap corruption
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Vincent Danen <vdanen>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: behdad, bressers, fonts-bugs, jlieskov, kevin, mkasik, skakar
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Bug Depends On: 613298, 613299, 614010, 614011, 614012, 614013, 806290    
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Description Vincent Danen 2010-07-09 20:43:21 UTC
Robert Swiecki reported an invalid free flaw, that could possibly corrupt the heap, in freetype.  This could cause applications linked against freetype to crash (SIGABRT) or, possibly, lead to the execution of arbitrary code if an attacker were able to get a victim to load a malicious font file.

The affected code is not present in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (freetype 2.1.4).  In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 this code is present, but does not cause a crash.

This issue has been given the name CVE-2010-2498.

Upstream bug report:

http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?30106

Upstream commit that fixes the issue:

http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/freetype/freetype2.git/commit/?id=8d22746c9e5af80ff4304aef440986403a5072e2

Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank Robert Święcki of the Google Security Team for the discovery of this issue.

Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2010-07-10 16:02:21 UTC
Created freetype tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 613299]

Comment 4 Josh Bressers 2010-07-13 13:45:11 UTC
Created freetype tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 613299]

Comment 5 Vincent Danen 2010-07-15 20:43:29 UTC
Upstream has released 2.4.0 to correct this issue:

http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/freetype/2010-07/msg00001.html

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2010-07-30 16:10:11 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2010:0578 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0578.html