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CVE-2010-1797

Impact: Important
Public: 2010-08-05
Bugzilla: 621144: CVE-2010-1797 FreeType: Multiple stack overflows by processing CFF opcodes

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows in the cff_decoder_parse_charstrings function in the CFF Type2 CharStrings interpreter in cff/cffgload.c in FreeType before 2.4.2, as used in Apple iOS before 4.0.2 on the iPhone and iPod touch and before 3.2.2 on the iPad, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via crafted CFF opcodes in embedded fonts in a PDF document, as demonstrated by JailbreakMe. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1797 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 version 3 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0607 August 05, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0607 August 05, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0607 August 05, 2010

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Braden Thomas of the Apple Product Security team for reporting these issues.

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