CVE-2011-0226

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2011-07-08
Bugzilla:
722701: CVE-2011-0226 freetype: postscript type1 font parsing vulnerability

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer signedness error in psaux/t1decode.c in FreeType before 2.4.6, as used in CoreGraphics in Apple iOS before 4.2.9 and 4.3.x before 4.3.4 and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via a crafted Type 1 font in a PDF document, as exploited in the wild in July 2011.

Find out more about CVE-2011-0226 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 6 (freetype) RHSA-2011:1085 2011-07-21

Affected Packages State

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

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