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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2428-1 (freetype - several vulnerabilities)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Mateusz Jurczyk from the Google Security Team discovered several vulnerabilities in Freetype's parsing of BDF, Type1 and TrueType fonts, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed font file is processed.

Affected Software

Affected Software

freetype on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.2-2.1+squeeze4. The updated packages are already available since yesterday, but the advisory text couldn't be send earlier. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your freetype packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)