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Vulnerability Score 7.5 7.5
CVE Id CVE-2014-9659
Last Modified 15 Sep 2015 09:59:19
Published 08 Feb 2015 06:59:21
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



cff/cf2intrp.c in the CFF CharString interpreter in FreeType before 2.5.4 proceeds with additional hints after the hint mask has been computed, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer overflow) via a crafted OpenType font. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2014-2240.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 10.04

  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04

  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04

  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.10


  • Freetype 2.5.3




UBUNTU - USN-2510-1

FEDORA - FEDORA-2015-2216

FEDORA - FEDORA-2015-2237

SUSE - openSUSE-SU-2015:0627

UBUNTU - USN-2739-1

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 11:08:10