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RHSA-2012:0467: freetype security update

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RHSA-2012:0467: freetype security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
04/10/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
04/16/2012
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.Multiple flaws were found in the way FreeType handled TrueType Font (TTF),Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF), Windows .fnt and .fon, andPostScript Type 1 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-2012-1134, CVE-2012-1136, CVE-2012-1142,CVE-2012-1144)Multiple flaws were found in the way FreeType handled fonts in variousformats. If a specially-crafted font file was loaded by an applicationlinked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash.(CVE-2012-1126, CVE-2012-1127, CVE-2012-1130, CVE-2012-1131, CVE-2012-1132,CVE-2012-1137, CVE-2012-1139, CVE-2012-1140, CVE-2012-1141, CVE-2012-1143)Red Hat would like to thank Mateusz Jurczyk of the Google Security Team forreporting these issues.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

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