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Security Advisory Important: freetype security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:1062-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2009-05-22
Last updated on: 2009-05-22
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2006-1861
CVE-2007-2754
CVE-2009-0946

Details

Updated freetype packages that fix various security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open and
manage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual glyphs
efficiently. These packages provide both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2
font engines.

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered several integer
overflow flaws in the FreeType 2 font engine. If a user loaded a
carefully-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType 2,
it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running the application.
(CVE-2009-0946)

Chris Evans discovered multiple integer overflow flaws in the FreeType font
engine. 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-2006-1861)

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font engine
processed TrueType® Font (TTF) 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-2007-2754)

Note: For the FreeType 2 font engine, the CVE-2006-1861 and CVE-2007-2754
flaws were addressed via RHSA-2006:0500 and RHSA-2007:0403 respectively.
This update provides corresponding updates for the FreeType 1 font engine,
included in the freetype packages distributed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2.1.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues. The X server must be restarted
(log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype/2.0.3-17.el21/SRPMS/freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 8517c2147cfc548dfcaa8cc409fba093
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype/2.0.3-17.el21/i386/freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: dd94b7166e9f4de8fcbedad0497f9059
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype-devel/2.0.3-17.el21/i386/freetype-devel-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: e53301b198b9b068b1009442d7191f4d
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype-utils/2.0.3-17.el21/i386/freetype-utils-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 13edccf632bc1ef13a444718cc9f71c9
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype/2.0.3-17.el21/ia64/freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 7458b197a59d8d709710b5f7fcda2bfd
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype-devel/2.0.3-17.el21/ia64/freetype-devel-2.0.3-17.el21.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f6deb61677fd9832c9fc177634bf1334
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype-utils/2.0.3-17.el21/ia64/freetype-utils-2.0.3-17.el21.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: bed01988346e4243b28d9b86ed894cb9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype/2.0.3-17.el21/SRPMS/freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 8517c2147cfc548dfcaa8cc409fba093
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype/2.0.3-17.el21/i386/freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: dd94b7166e9f4de8fcbedad0497f9059
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype-devel/2.0.3-17.el21/i386/freetype-devel-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: e53301b198b9b068b1009442d7191f4d
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype-utils/2.0.3-17.el21/i386/freetype-utils-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 13edccf632bc1ef13a444718cc9f71c9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype/2.0.3-17.el21/SRPMS/freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 8517c2147cfc548dfcaa8cc409fba093
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype/2.0.3-17.el21/i386/freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: dd94b7166e9f4de8fcbedad0497f9059
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype-devel/2.0.3-17.el21/i386/freetype-devel-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: e53301b198b9b068b1009442d7191f4d
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype-utils/2.0.3-17.el21/i386/freetype-utils-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 13edccf632bc1ef13a444718cc9f71c9
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype/2.0.3-17.el21/SRPMS/freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 8517c2147cfc548dfcaa8cc409fba093
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype/2.0.3-17.el21/ia64/freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 7458b197a59d8d709710b5f7fcda2bfd
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype-devel/2.0.3-17.el21/ia64/freetype-devel-2.0.3-17.el21.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f6deb61677fd9832c9fc177634bf1334
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/freetype-utils/2.0.3-17.el21/ia64/freetype-utils-2.0.3-17.el21.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: bed01988346e4243b28d9b86ed894cb9
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

240200 - CVE-2007-2754 freetype integer overflow
484437 - CVE-2006-1861 freetype: multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities
491384 - CVE-2009-0946 freetype: multiple integer overflows


References



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