Public Date:
621980: CVE-2010-2806 FreeType: Heap-based buffer overflow by processing FontType42 fonts with negative length of SFNT strings (FT bug #30656)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Array index error in the t42_parse_sfnts function in type42/t42parse.c in FreeType before 2.4.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via negative size values for certain strings in FontType42 font files, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2806 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 6 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0864 2010-11-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0737 2010-10-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0736 2010-10-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (freetype) RHSA-2010:0737 2010-10-04

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