CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2010-09-30
CWE: CWE-190->CWE-122
Bugzilla: 623625: CVE-2010-3311 freetype: Input stream position error by processing Compact Font Format (CFF) font files


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in base/ftstream.c in libXft (aka the X FreeType library) in FreeType before 2.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted Compact Font Format (CFF) font file that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow, related to an "input stream position error" issue, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-1797.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3311 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 3 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0736 October 04, 2010
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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