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Secunia Security Advisory 40586

Secunia Security Advisory 40586
Posted Jul 14, 2010
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Some vulnerabilities have been reported in FreeType, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise an application using the library.

tags | advisory, denial of service, vulnerability
MD5 | 06c19c575b03ece45174ee25d98ddf1d

Secunia Security Advisory 40586

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"From 2007 to 2009 vulnerabilities in a typical end-user PC almost doubled from about 220 to 420."

Non-Microsoft software to blame for increase in vulnerabilities affecting typical Windows end-users, read more:

http://secunia.com/gfx/pdf/Secunia_Half_Year_Report_2010.pdf


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TITLE:
FreeType Multiple Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA40586

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/40586/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=40586

RELEASE DATE:
2010-07-14

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/40586/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
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http://secunia.com/advisories/40586/

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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=40586

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http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
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DESCRIPTION:
Some vulnerabilities have been reported in FreeType, which can be
exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and
potentially compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to various errors when processing
specially crafted font files, which can be exploited to e.g. cause
memory corruptions and heap-based buffer overflows by e.g. tricking a
user into opening specially crafted fonts in an application using the
library.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 2.4.0.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 2.4.0.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Robert Swiecki

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Robert Swiecki:
http://www.swiecki.net/security.html

FreeType:
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?30082
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?30083
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?30106
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?30248
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?30249
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?30263
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?30306
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?30361

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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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.

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