Debian: DSA-2253-1: fontforge security update

    Date03 Jun 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Ulrik Persson reported a stack-based buffer overflow flaw in FontForge, a font editor. When processed a crafted Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) FontForge could crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running FontForge.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2253-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    June 3, 2011                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : fontforge
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2010-4259 
    Debian Bug     : 605537
    
    Ulrik Persson reported a stack-based buffer overflow flaw in FontForge,
    a font editor. When processed a crafted Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF)
    FontForge could crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
    the user running FontForge.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.0.20080429-1+lenny2.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), testing distribution (wheezy),
    and unstable distribution (sid) are not affected by this problem.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your fontforge packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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