CVE-2010-2499

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2010-06-09
Bugzilla:
613162: CVE-2010-2499 freetype: buffer overflow vulnerability

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the Mac_Read_POST_Resource function in base/ftobjs.c in FreeType before 2.4.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted LaserWriter PS font file with an embedded PFB fragment.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2499 from the MITRE CVE dictionary 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 5 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0578 2010-07-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0578 2010-07-30

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 freetype Not affected

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Robert Święcki of the Google Security Team for the discovery of this issue.

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