Public Date:
613160: CVE-2010-2498 freetype: invalid free vulnerability with possible heap corruption

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The psh_glyph_find_strong_points function in pshinter/pshalgo.c in FreeType before 2.4.0 does not properly implement hinting masks, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted font file that triggers an invalid free operation.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2498 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 version 4 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0578 2010-07-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0578 2010-07-30

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 freetype Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank Robert Święcki of the Google Security Team for the discovery of this issue.