2010-2498 | FreeType psh_glyph_find_strong_points resource management (RHSA-2010:0578 / BID-60740)

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A vulnerability has been found in FreeType (Software Library) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects the function psh_glyph_find_strong_points. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 08/19/2010 as RHSA-2010:0578 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at lists.nongnu.org. This vulnerability was named CVE-2010-2498 since 06/28/2010. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 68075 (Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : freetype (ELSA-2010-0578)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 118238 (FreeType Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 2.1.7 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at git.savannah.gnu.org. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-26568) and Tenable (68075). Similar entries are available at 54405, 54404, 54403 and 54402.



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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-399
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 68075
Nessus Name: Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : freetype (ELSA-2010-0578)
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OpenVAS ID: 67706
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2070-1 (freetype)
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Upgrade: FreeType 2.1.7
Patch: git.savannah.gnu.org

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09/23/2021 +2380 days 🔍Advisory: RHSA-2010:0578
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CVE: CVE-2010-2498 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 26568 – FreeType Prior to 2.4.0 Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability due to a Use-After-Free Error, Medium
SecurityFocus: 60740 – FreeType CVE-2010-2541 Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 48951

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Created: 03/19/2015 14:37
Updated: 09/23/2021 09:55
Changes: (2) source_nessus_risk advisory_identifier
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