Bug 613194 - (CVE-2010-2519) CVE-2010-2519 freetype: heap buffer overflow vulnerability when processing certain font files
CVE-2010-2519 freetype: heap buffer overflow vulnerability when processing ce...
Product: Security Response
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Depends On: 613298 613299 614010 614011 614012 614013 806290
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Reported: 2010-07-09 18:35 EDT by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2018-08-15 17:50 EDT (History)
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0578 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: freetype security update 2010-07-30 12:09:53 EDT

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Description Vincent Danen 2010-07-09 18:35:02 EDT
Robert Swiecki reported a heap buffer overflow vulnerability in freetype with how it processes 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 has been given the name CVE-2010-2519.

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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 12:03:24 EDT
Created freetype tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 613299]
Comment 5 Vincent Danen 2010-07-15 16:43:27 EDT
Upstream has released 2.4.0 to correct this issue:

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2010-07-30 12:10:18 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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