CVE Database

CVE-2010-2498

Impact: Important
Public: 2010-06-09
Bugzilla: 613160: CVE-2010-2498 freetype: invalid free vulnerability with possible heap corruption

Details

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 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 4 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0578 July 30, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0578 July 30, 2010

External References

Acknowledgements

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

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