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RHSA-2011:1161: freetype security update

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RHSA-2011:1161: freetype security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
08/19/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/19/2011
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 both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2 fontengines.A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType library handledmalformed font files compressed using UNIX compress. If a user loaded aspecially-crafted compressed font file with an application linked againstFreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, executearbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.(CVE-2011-2895)Note: This issue only affects the FreeType 2 font engine.Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain abackported patch to correct this issue. The X server must be restarted (logout, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-freetype
  • redhat-upgrade-freetype-demos
  • redhat-upgrade-freetype-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-freetype-utils

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