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Pardus: 2010-100: Freetype: Multiple Vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Multiple vulnerabilities have been fixed in freetype.
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Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2010-100           security@pardus.org.tr
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      Date: 2010-08-02
  Severity: 3
      Type: Remote
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Summary
======
Multiple vulnerabilities have been fixed in freetype.


Description
==========
CVE-2010-2498:

An invalid memory management flaw was found in the way the FreeType font
engine processed font files. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted  font
file with an application linked against FreeType, it  could  cause  the
application to crash or, possibly,  execute  arbitrary  code  with  the
privileges of the user running the application.



CVE-2010-2500:

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font  engine
processed font files. If a user loaded a  carefully-crafted  font  file
with  an application  linked  against  FreeType,  it  could  cause  the
application to

crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges  of  the
user running the application.



CVE-2010-2499, CVE-2010-2519:

Several buffer overflow flaws were found in the way the  FreeType  font
engine processed font files. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted  font
file with an application linked against FreeType, it  could  cause  the
application to crash or, possibly,  execute  arbitrary  code  with  the
privileges of the user running the application.



CVE-2010-2527, CVE-2010-2541:

Several  buffer overflow  flaws  were  found  in  the  FreeType   demo
applications. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with a demo
application, it could cause the  application  to  crash  or,  possibly,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges  of  the  user  running  the
application.


Affected packages:

  Pardus 2009:
    freetype, all before 2.4.0-41-10


Resolution
=========
There are update(s) for freetype.  You  can  update  them  via  Package
Manager or with a single command from console:

    pisi up freetype

References
=========
  * http://bugs.pardus.org.tr/show_bug.cgi?id700

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