Public Date:
621907: CVE-2010-2808 FreeType: Stack-based buffer overflow by processing certain LWFN fonts

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the Mac_Read_POST_Resource function in base/ftobjs.c in FreeType before 2.4.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted Adobe Type 1 Mac Font File (aka LWFN) font.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2808 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 6 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0864 2010-11-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0737 2010-10-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0737 2010-10-04

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 freetype Not affected