An out-of heap-based buffer read flaw was found in the way FreeType font rendering engine performed conversion of ASCII string objects, contained within glyph bitmap distribution format (BDF) font file, into signed short integers. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted BDF file, which once processed by an application linked against FreeType would lead to that application crash.
Upstream bug report:
Red Hat would like to thank Mateusz Jurczyk of the Google Security Team for reporting this issue.
Added CVE as per http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/06/16
This issue affects the versions of the freetype package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
This issue affects the versions of the freetype package, as shipped with Fedora release of 15 and 16.
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> Upstream patch:
Updated / extended in:
See upstream bug for details.
This issue has been addressed in following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Via RHSA-2012:0467 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0467.html