CVE-2014-2240

NameCVE-2014-2240
DescriptionStack-based buffer overflow in the cf2_hintmap_build function in cff/cf2hints.c in FreeType before 2.5.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a large number of stem hints in a font file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs741299

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
freetype (PTS)stretch2.6.3-3.2+deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)2.6.3-3.2+deb9u2fixed
buster, buster (security)2.9.1-3+deb10u2fixed
bullseye2.10.4+dfsg-1fixed
bookworm, sid2.11.0+dfsg-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
freetypesourcesqueeze(not affected)
freetypesourcewheezy(not affected)
freetypesource(unstable)2.5.2-1.1741299

Notes

[wheezy] - freetype <not-affected> (vuln. code introduced around 2.5)
[squeeze] - freetype <not-affected> (vuln. code introduced around 2.5)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/freetype/files/freetype2/2.5.3/
https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?41697#comment0

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