2010-2527 | FreeType memory corruption (RHSA-2010:0577 / BID-41663)

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in FreeType (Software Library). This affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 08/19/2010 as RHSA-2010:0577 (Website). The advisory is shared at lists.nongnu.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2010-2527 since 06/30/2010. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 48343 (CentOS 3 : freetype (CESA-2010:0577)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 155651 (Oracle Enterprise Linux Update for FreeType (ELSA-2010-0577)).

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. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 9866.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-26752) and Tenable (48343). Similar entries are available at 54406, 54404, 54403 and 54401.



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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 48343
Nessus Name: CentOS 3 : freetype (CESA-2010:0577)
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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-2010:0577
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CVE: CVE-2010-2527 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 26752 – FreeType Demo Programs Remote Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerability via a Crafted Font File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 41663
Secunia: 48951

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Created: 03/19/2015 14:37
Updated: 09/23/2021 11:04
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