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HistoryJul 30, 2010 - 12:00 a.m.

(RHSA-2010:0577) Important: freetype security update

2010-07-3000:00:00
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6.8 Medium

CVSS2

Access Vector

NETWORK

Access Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

0.024 Low

EPSS

Percentile

88.6%

FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open and
manage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual glyphs
efficiently. These packages provide both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2 font
engines.

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font engine
processed font files. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with
an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to
crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application. (CVE-2010-2500)

Several buffer overflow flaws were found in the FreeType demo applications.
If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with a demo application, it
could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-2527,
CVE-2010-2541)

Red Hat would like to thank Robert Swiecki of the Google Security Team for
the discovery of the CVE-2010-2500 and CVE-2010-2527 issues.

Note: All of the issues in this erratum only affect the FreeType 2 font
engine.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues. The X server must be restarted
(log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

6.8 Medium

CVSS2

Access Vector

NETWORK

Access Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

0.024 Low

EPSS

Percentile

88.6%