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RHSA-2011:1455: freetype security update

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RHSA-2011:1455: freetype security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/11/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/01/2011
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. The freetype packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 provideboth the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2 font engines. The freetype packages forRed Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 provide only the FreeType 2 font engine.Multiple input validation flaws were found in the way FreeType processedCID-keyed fonts. If a specially-crafted font file was loaded by anapplication linked against FreeType, it could cause the application tocrash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of theuser running the application. (CVE-2011-3439)Note: These issues only affected the FreeType 2 font engine.Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain abackported patch 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
  • redhat-upgrade-freetype-utils

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