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625626: CVE-2010-2805 freetype: FT_Stream_EnterFrame() does not properly validate certain position values

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The FT_Stream_EnterFrame function in base/ftstream.c in FreeType before 2.4.2 does not properly validate certain position values, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted font file.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2805 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of freetype as
shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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 6 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0864 2010-11-10

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 freetype Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 freetype Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 freetype Not affected

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