TITLE: FreeType "read_lwfn()" Integer Overflow Vulnerability
SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA20100
VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/20100/
CRITICAL: Moderately critical
IMPACT: DoS, System access
WHERE: >From remote
SOFTWARE: FreeType 2.x http://secunia.com/product/10004/
DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been reported in FreeType, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise applications using the library.
The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error within the "read_lwfn()" function in src/base/ftmac.c. This can potentially be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted LWFN file.
The vulnerability has been reported in version 2.2. Prior versions may also be affected.
SOLUTION: Update to version 2.2.1. http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=3157&package_id=3121
PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Reported by vendor.
ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=416463
About: This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest vulnerabilities.
Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.) http://secunia.com/about_secunia_advisories/
Please Note: Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by clicking the link. Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories. Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only use those supplied by the vendor.