Bug 613160 - (CVE-2010-2498) CVE-2010-2498 freetype: invalid free vulnerability with possible heap corruption
CVE-2010-2498 freetype: invalid free vulnerability with possible heap corruption
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
public=20100609,reported=20100702,sou...
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Depends On: 613298 613299 614010 614011 614012 614013 806290
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Reported: 2010-07-09 16:43 EDT by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2015-10-15 17:13 EDT (History)
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Description Vincent Danen 2010-07-09 16:43:21 EDT
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 12:02:21 EDT
Created freetype tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 613299]
Comment 4 Josh Bressers 2010-07-13 09:45:11 EDT
Created freetype tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 613299]
Comment 5 Vincent Danen 2010-07-15 16:43:29 EDT
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 12:10:11 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

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