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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1635-1 (freetype)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to freetype announced via advisory DSA 1635-1.

Insight

Insight

Several local vulnerabilities have been discovered in freetype, a FreeType 2 font engine, which could allow the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2008-1806 An integer overflow allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted set of values within the Private dictionary table in a Printer Font Binary (PFB) file. CVE-2008-1807 The handling of an invalid number of axes field in the PFB file could trigger the freeing of aribtrary memory locations, leading to memory corruption. CVE-2008-1808 Multiple off-by-one errors allowed the execution of arbitrary code via malformed tables in PFB files, or invalid SHC instructions in TTF files. For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.2.1-5+etch3. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.3.6-1. We recommend that you upgrade your freetype package.

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201635-1

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)