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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1784-1 (freetype)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

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 1784-1.

Insight

Insight

Tavis Ormandy discovered several integer overflows in FreeType, a library to process and access font files, resulting in heap- or stack-based buffer overflows leading to application crashes or the execution of arbitrary code via a crafted font file. For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.1-5+etch4. For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.7-2+lenny1. For the testing distribution (squeeze), this problem will be fixed soon. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.9-4.1. We recommend that you upgrade your freetype packages.

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201784-1

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