Vulnerability Details

FreeType Multiple denial of service vulnerabilities (Windows)

Published: 2010-09-01 07:34:36
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Successful exploitation may allow attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of an application that uses the affected library. Failed exploitation attempts will likely result in denial-of-service conditions.

Affected Versions:
FreeType version 2.4.1 and prior.

Technical Details:
- Buffer overflow error in the 'Mac_Read_POST_Resource()' [src/base/ftobjs.c] function when processing Adobe Type 1 Mac Font File (LWFN) fonts. - Errors related to the bdf/bdflib.c, t42_parse_sfnts function in type42/t42parse.c, FT_Stream_EnterFrame function in base/ftstream.c, ftmulti.c in the ftmulti demo program and to the 'BOUNDS' macro when processing fonts.

Upgrade to FreeType version 2.4.2 or later.

This host is installed with FreeType and is prone to multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities.

Detection Type:
Windows Registry

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:


CVSS Score
Denial of Service

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