CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2010-08-05
Bugzilla: 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 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-2010:0737 October 04, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0737 October 04, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0864 November 10, 2010

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