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RHSA-2010:0864: freetype security update

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RHSA-2010:0864: freetype security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/07/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
01/07/2011
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open andmanage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual glyphsefficiently. These packages provide the FreeType 2 font engine.It was found that the FreeType font rendering engine improperly validatedcertain position values when processing input streams. If a user loaded aspecially-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, itcould cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary codewith the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-2805,CVE-2010-3311)A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType fontrendering engine processed some PostScript Type 1 fonts. If a user loaded aspecially-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, itcould cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary codewith the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-2808)An array index error was found in the way the FreeType font renderingengine processed certain PostScript Type 42 font files. If a user loaded aspecially-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, itcould cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary codewith the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-2806)Note: All of the issues in this erratum only affect the FreeType 2 fontengine.Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which containbackported patches to correct these issues. The X server must be restarted(log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-freetype
  • redhat-upgrade-freetype-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-freetype-demos
  • redhat-upgrade-freetype-devel

References

  • redhat-upgrade-freetype
  • redhat-upgrade-freetype-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-freetype-demos
  • redhat-upgrade-freetype-devel

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