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Bug 613154 - (CVE-2010-2497) CVE-2010-2497 freetype: integer underflow vulnerability
CVE-2010-2497 freetype: integer underflow vulnerability
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 613299
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Reported: 2010-07-09 16:32 EDT by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2016-11-08 11:19 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-07-29 11:05:04 EDT
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Description Vincent Danen 2010-07-09 16:32:28 EDT
Robert Swiecki reported  an integer overflow flaw in freetype with how it handles glyphs.  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 5 (freetype 2.2.1).

This issue has been given the name CVE-2010-2497.

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Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of freetype as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.
Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2010-07-10 12:01:59 EDT
Created freetype tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 613299]
Comment 5 Vincent Danen 2010-07-15 16:43:30 EDT
Upstream has released 2.4.0 to correct this issue:


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