Debian: DSA-2328-1: freetype security update

    Date24 Oct 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that missing input sanitising in Freetype's glyph handling could lead to memory corruption, resulting in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2328-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    October 24, 2011                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : freetype
    Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-3256 
    Debian Bug     : 646120
    
    It was discovered that missing input sanitising in Freetype's glyph
    handling could lead to memory corruption, resulting in denial of service
    or the execution of arbitrary code.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.3.7-2+lenny7.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.4.2-2.1+squeeze2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.4.7-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your freetype 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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