Debian: DSA-2428-1: freetype security update

    Date08 Mar 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Mateusz Jurczyk from the Google Security Team discovered several vulnerabilties 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.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2428-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    March 07, 2012                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : freetype
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-1133 CVE-2012-1134 CVE-2012-1136 CVE-2012-1142 
                     CVE-2012-1144
    
    Mateusz Jurczyk from the Google Security Team discovered several
    vulnerabilties 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.
    
    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.
    
    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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