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491384: CVE-2009-0946 freetype: multiple integer overflows

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple integer overflows in FreeType 2.3.9 and earlier allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors related to large values in certain inputs in (1) smooth/ftsmooth.c, (2) sfnt/ttcmap.c, and (3) cff/cffload.c.

Find out more about CVE-2009-0946 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (freetype) RHSA-2009:0329 2009-05-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (freetype) RHSA-2009:0329 2009-05-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (freetype) RHSA-2009:1061 2009-05-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (freetype) RHSA-2009:1062 2009-05-22

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