CVE-2016-10244

NameCVE-2016-10244
DescriptionThe parse_charstrings function in type1/t1load.c in FreeType 2 before 2.7 does not ensure that a font contains a glyph name, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-848-1, DSA-3839-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs856971

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
freetype (PTS)wheezy2.4.9-1.1+deb7u3vulnerable
wheezy (security)2.4.9-1.1+deb7u7fixed
jessie (security), jessie2.5.2-3+deb8u2fixed
stretch2.6.3-3.2fixed
buster2.8-0.2fixed
sid2.8.1-0.1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
freetypesource(unstable)2.6.3-3.1medium856971
freetypesourceexperimental2.7.1-0.1medium
freetypesourcejessie2.5.2-3+deb8u2mediumDSA-3839-1
freetypesourcewheezy2.4.9-1.1+deb7u4mediumDLA-848-1

Notes

Fixed in 2.7: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/freetype/freetype2.git/tree/ChangeLog?h=VER-2-7
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/oss-fuzz/issues/detail?id=36
Fixed by: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/freetype/freetype2.git/commit/?id=a660e3de422731b94d4a134d27555430cbb6fb39 (VER-2-7)

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