ID CVE-2010-3855
Summary Buffer overflow in the ft_var_readpackedpoints function in truetype/ttgxvar.c in FreeType 2.4.3 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted TrueType GX font.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • FreeType 2.2
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.2
  • FreeType 2.1.9
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.1.9
  • FreeType 2.3.4
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.3.4
  • FreeType 2.3.3
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.3.3
  • FreeType 2.1.7
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.1.7
  • FreeType 2.1.6
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.1.6
  • FreeType 2.3.9
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.3.9
  • FreeType 2.1.8 rc1
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.1.8_rc1
  • FreeType 2.1.8
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.1.8
  • FreeType 2.1.3
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.1.3
  • FreeType 2.1.10
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.1.10
  • FreeType 2.1.5
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.1.5
  • FreeType 2.1.4
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.1.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.2.10
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.2.10
  • FreeType 2.2.1
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.2.1
  • FreeType 2.0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.0.6
  • FreeType 2.4.1
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.4.1
  • FreeType 2.4.2
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.4.2
  • FreeType 2.3.8
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.3.8
  • FreeType 2.3.7
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.3.7
  • FreeType 2.3.6
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.3.6
  • FreeType 2.3.5
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.3.5
  • FreeType 2.3.2
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.3.2
  • FreeType 2.4.0
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.4.0
  • FreeType 2.3.12
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.3.12
  • FreeType 2.3.11
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.3.11
  • FreeType 2.3.10
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.3.10
  • FreeType 2.1
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.1
  • FreeType 2.3.1
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.3.1
  • FreeType 2.0.9
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.0.9
  • FreeType 2.3.0
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.3.0
  • FreeType 1.3.1
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:1.3.1
  • FreeType 2.4.3
    cpe:2.3:a:freetype:freetype:2.4.3
CVSS
Base: 6.8 (as of 29-11-2010 - 14:03)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
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    description The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.6.x that is prior to 10.6.7. Mac OS X 10.6.7 contains security fixes for the following products : - AirPort - Apache - AppleScript - ATS - bzip2 - CarbonCore - ClamAV - CoreText - File Quarantine - HFS - ImageIO - Image RAW - Installer - Kerberos - Kernel - Libinfo - libxml - Mailman - PHP - QuickLook - QuickTime - Ruby - Samba - Subversion - Terminal - X11
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-22
    plugin id 52754
    published 2011-03-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=52754
    title Mac OS X 10.6.x < 10.6.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201201-09.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201201-09 (FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in FreeType. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted font, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-11
    plugin id 57651
    published 2012-01-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57651
    title GLSA-201201-09 : FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_FREETYPE2-110304.NASL
    description Specially crafted font files could crash applications that use freetype2 to render the fonts. (CVE-2010-3814 / CVE-2010-3855)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2013-10-25
    plugin id 53313
    published 2011-04-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53313
    title SuSE 11.1 Security Update : freetype2 (SAT Patch Number 4089)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-17728.NASL
    description - Mon Nov 15 2010 Marek Kasik 2.3.11-7 - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-3855.patch (Protect against invalid `runcnt' values.) - Resolves: #651764 - Mon Oct 4 2010 Marek Kasik 2.3.11-6 - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2805.patch (Fix comparison.) - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2806.patch (Protect against negative string_size. Fix comparison.) - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2808.patch (Check the total length of collected POST segments.) - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-3311.patch (Don't seek behind end of stream.) - Resolves: #638522 - Mon Oct 4 2010 Marek Kasik 2.3.11-5 - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-1797.patch (Check stack after execution of operations too. Skip the evaluations of the values in decoder, if cff_decoder_parse_charstrings() returns any error.) - Resolves: #621627 - Fri Oct 1 2010 Marek Kasik 2.3.11-4 - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2498.patch (Assure that `end_point' is not larger than `glyph->num_points') - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2499.patch (Check the buffer size during gathering PFB fragments) - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2500.patch (Use smaller threshold values for `width' and `height') - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2519.patch (Check `rlen' the length of fragment declared in the POST fragment header) - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2520.patch (Fix bounds check) - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2527.patch (Use precision for `%s' where appropriate to avoid buffer overflows) - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2541.patch (Avoid overflow when dealing with names of axes) - Resolves: #613299 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-20
    plugin id 50670
    published 2010-11-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50670
    title Fedora 13 : freetype-2.3.11-7.fc13 (2010-17728)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2010-0889.NASL
    description Updated freetype packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open and manage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual glyphs efficiently. The freetype packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 provide both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2 font engines. The freetype packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 provide only the FreeType 2 font engine. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font rendering engine processed certain TrueType GX fonts. If a user loaded a specially crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-3855) Note: This issue only affects the FreeType 2 font engine. Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The X server must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 50620
    published 2010-11-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50620
    title RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : freetype (RHSA-2010:0889)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_FREETYPE2-7399.NASL
    description Specially crafted font files could crash applications that use freetype2 to render the fonts. (CVE-2010-3814 / CVE-2010-3855)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2012-05-17
    plugin id 57197
    published 2011-12-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57197
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : freetype2 (ZYPP Patch Number 7399)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-17755.NASL
    description - Mon Nov 15 2010 Marek Kasik 2.3.11-7 - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-3855.patch (Protect against invalid `runcnt' values.) - Resolves: #651764 - Mon Oct 4 2010 Marek Kasik 2.3.11-6 - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2805.patch (Fix comparison.) - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2806.patch (Protect against negative string_size. Fix comparison.) - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2808.patch (Check the total length of collected POST segments.) - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-3311.patch (Don't seek behind end of stream.) - Resolves: #638522 - Mon Oct 4 2010 Marek Kasik 2.3.11-5 - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-1797.patch (Check stack after execution of operations too. Skip the evaluations of the values in decoder, if cff_decoder_parse_charstrings() returns any error.) - Resolves: #621627 - Fri Oct 1 2010 Marek Kasik 2.3.11-4 - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2498.patch (Assure that `end_point' is not larger than `glyph->num_points') - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2499.patch (Check the buffer size during gathering PFB fragments) - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2500.patch (Use smaller threshold values for `width' and `height') - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2519.patch (Check `rlen' the length of fragment declared in the POST fragment header) - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2520.patch (Fix bounds check) - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2527.patch (Use precision for `%s' where appropriate to avoid buffer overflows) - Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2541.patch (Avoid overflow when dealing with names of axes) - Resolves: #613299 - Thu Dec 3 2009 Behdad Esfahbod 2.3.11-3 - Add freetype-2.3.11-more-demos.patch - New demo programs ftmemchk, ftpatchk, and fttimer - Thu Dec 3 2009 Behdad Esfahbod 2.3.11-2 - Second try. Drop upstreamed patches. - Thu Dec 3 2009 Behdad Esfahbod 2.3.11-1 - 2.3.11 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-20
    plugin id 50672
    published 2010-11-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50672
    title Fedora 12 : freetype-2.3.11-7.fc12 (2010-17755)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-17742.NASL
    description - Mon Nov 15 2010 Marek Kasik 2.4.2-4 - Add freetype-2.4.2-CVE-2010-3855.patch (Protect against invalid `runcnt' values.) - Resolves: #651764 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-20
    plugin id 50619
    published 2010-11-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50619
    title Fedora 14 : freetype-2.4.2-4.fc14 (2010-17742)
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_SECUPD2011-001.NASL
    description The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.5 that does not have Security Update 2011-001 applied. This security update contains fixes for the following products : - Apache - bzip2 - ClamAV - ImageIO - Kerberos - Libinfo - libxml - Mailman - PHP - QuickLook - Ruby - X11
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 52753
    published 2011-03-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=52753
    title Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2011-001)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_2_FREETYPE2-110303.NASL
    description Specially crafted font files could crash applications that use freetype2 to render the fonts (CVE-2010-3814, CVE-2010-3855).
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 53723
    published 2011-05-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53723
    title openSUSE Security Update : freetype2 (openSUSE-SU-2011:0361-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-1013-1.NASL
    description Marc Schoenefeld discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-3311) Chris Evans discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed TrueType font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted TrueType file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 9.10, 10.04 LTS and 10.10. (CVE-2010-3814) It was discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed TrueType font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted TrueType file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2010-3855). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 50491
    published 2010-11-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50491
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : freetype vulnerabilities (USN-1013-1)
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    description Specially crafted font files could crash applications that use freetype2 to render the fonts (CVE-2010-3814, CVE-2010-3855).
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    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 75505
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=75505
    title openSUSE Security Update : freetype2 (openSUSE-SU-2011:0361-1)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
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    description Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in freetype2 : An error within the 'Ins_SHZ()' function in src/truetype/ttinterp.c when handling the 'SHZ' bytecode instruction can be exploited to cause a crash and potentially execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted font (CVE-2010-3814). An error exists in the 'ft_var_readpackedpoints()' function in src/truetype/ttgxvar.c when processing TrueType GX fonts and can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted font (CVE-2010-3855). Packages for 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended Maintenance Program. Please visit this link to learn more: http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?cPath=149&products_id=4 90 The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 50608
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    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50608
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : freetype2 (MDVSA-2010:236)
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    description A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font rendering engine processed certain TrueType GX fonts. If a user loaded a specially crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-3855) Note: This issue only affects the FreeType 2 font engine. The X server must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 60898
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    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60898
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : freetype on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
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    description Specially crafted font files could crash applications that use freetype2 to render the fonts. (CVE-2010-3814 / CVE-2010-3855)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2012-05-17
    plugin id 53487
    published 2011-04-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53487
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : freetype2 (ZYPP Patch Number 7366)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
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    description Updated freetype packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open and manage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual glyphs efficiently. The freetype packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 provide both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2 font engines. The freetype packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 provide only the FreeType 2 font engine. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font rendering engine processed certain TrueType GX fonts. If a user loaded a specially crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-3855) Note: This issue only affects the FreeType 2 font engine. Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The X server must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 50808
    published 2010-11-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50808
    title CentOS 4 / 5 : freetype (CESA-2010:0889)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
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    description Two buffer overflows were found in the Freetype font library, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 51828
    published 2011-02-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=51828
    title Debian DSA-2155-1 : freetype - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
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    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0889 : Updated freetype packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open and manage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual glyphs efficiently. The freetype packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 provide both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2 font engines. The freetype packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 provide only the FreeType 2 font engine. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font rendering engine processed certain TrueType GX fonts. If a user loaded a specially crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-3855) Note: This issue only affects the FreeType 2 font engine. Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The X server must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 68142
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=68142
    title Oracle Linux 4 / 5 / 6 : freetype (ELSA-2010-0889)
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 645275
title CVE-2010-3855 Freetype : Heap based buffer overflow in ft_var_readpackedpoints()
oval
OR
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060016001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment freetype is earlier than 0:2.1.9-17.el4_8.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100889002
        • comment freetype is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070150003
      • AND
        • comment freetype-demos is earlier than 0:2.1.9-17.el4_8.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100889004
        • comment freetype-demos is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070150012
      • AND
        • comment freetype-devel is earlier than 0:2.1.9-17.el4_8.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100889006
        • comment freetype-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070150005
      • AND
        • comment freetype-utils is earlier than 0:2.1.9-17.el4_8.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100889008
        • comment freetype-utils is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070150010
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070055001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment freetype is earlier than 0:2.2.1-28.el5_5.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100889011
        • comment freetype is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070150015
      • AND
        • comment freetype-demos is earlier than 0:2.2.1-28.el5_5.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100889015
        • comment freetype-demos is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070150017
      • AND
        • comment freetype-devel is earlier than 0:2.2.1-28.el5_5.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100889013
        • comment freetype-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070150019
  • AND
    • OR
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Client is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842001
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842002
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842003
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ComputeNode is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842004
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment freetype is earlier than 0:2.3.11-6.el6_0.2
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100889021
        • comment freetype is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100864006
      • AND
        • comment freetype-demos is earlier than 0:2.3.11-6.el6_0.2
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100889025
        • comment freetype-demos is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100864008
      • AND
        • comment freetype-devel is earlier than 0:2.3.11-6.el6_0.2
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100889023
        • comment freetype-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100864010
rhsa
id RHSA-2010:0889
released 2010-11-16
severity Important
title RHSA-2010:0889: freetype security update (Important)
rpms
  • freetype-0:2.1.9-17.el4_8.1
  • freetype-demos-0:2.1.9-17.el4_8.1
  • freetype-devel-0:2.1.9-17.el4_8.1
  • freetype-utils-0:2.1.9-17.el4_8.1
  • freetype-0:2.2.1-28.el5_5.1
  • freetype-demos-0:2.2.1-28.el5_5.1
  • freetype-devel-0:2.2.1-28.el5_5.1
  • freetype-0:2.3.11-6.el6_0.2
  • freetype-demos-0:2.3.11-6.el6_0.2
  • freetype-devel-0:2.3.11-6.el6_0.2
refmap via4
apple
  • APPLE-SA-2011-03-09-1
  • APPLE-SA-2011-03-09-3
  • APPLE-SA-2011-03-21-1
  • APPLE-SA-2011-07-15-1
  • APPLE-SA-2011-07-15-2
bid 44214
confirm
debian DSA-2155
fedora
  • FEDORA-2010-17728
  • FEDORA-2010-17742
  • FEDORA-2010-17755
mandriva
  • MDVSA-2010:235
  • MDVSA-2010:236
sectrack 1024745
secunia
  • 42289
  • 42295
  • 43138
  • 48951
ubuntu USN-1013-1
vupen
  • ADV-2010-3037
  • ADV-2011-0246
Last major update 18-12-2012 - 23:32
Published 26-11-2010 - 15:00
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