Bug 613162 (CVE-2010-2499)

Summary: CVE-2010-2499 freetype: buffer overflow vulnerability
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Vincent Danen <vdanen>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: behdad, fonts-bugs, jlieskov, kevin, mkasik, vkrizan
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OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: public=20100609,reported=20100702,source=vendor-sec,rhel-4/freetype=affected/cvss2=6.8/AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P,rhel-5/freetype=affected/cvss2=6.8/AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P,rhel-6/freetype=notaffected/cvss2=6.8/AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P,fedora-all/freetype=affected/cvss2=6.8/AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
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Bug Depends On: 613298, 613299, 614010, 614011, 614012, 614013, 806290    
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Description Vincent Danen 2010-07-09 16:51:31 EDT
Robert Swiecki reported a buffer overflow flaw in freetype with how it handles certain fonts.  This could cause applications linked against freetype to crash 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).  This issue does cause a crash on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This issue has been given the name CVE-2010-2499.

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Upstream commits that fix the issue:



Red Hat would like to thank Robert Święcki of the Google Security Team for the
discovery of this issue.
Comment 3 Vincent Danen 2010-07-10 12:02:42 EDT
Created freetype tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 613299]
Comment 5 Josh Bressers 2010-07-13 09:43:07 EDT
Created freetype tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 613299]
Comment 6 Vincent Danen 2010-07-15 16:43:27 EDT
Upstream has released 2.4.0 to correct this issue:

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2010-07-30 12:10:14 EDT
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