==================================================================== Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Important: freetype security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0558-01 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0558.html Issue date: 2008-06-20 CVE Names: CVE-2008-1806 CVE-2008-1807 CVE-2008-1808 ==================================================================== 1. Summary: 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. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64 Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386 Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386 3. Description: FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open and manage font files, as well as efficiently load, hint and render individual glyphs. Multiple flaws were discovered in FreeType's Printer Font Binary (PFB) and TrueType Font (TTF) font-file format parsers. If a user loaded a carefully crafted font-file with a program linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-1806, CVE-2008-1807, CVE-2008-1808) Note: the flaw in FreeType's TrueType Font (TTF) font-file format parser, covered by CVE-2008-1808, only affected the FreeType 1 library (libttf), shipped in the freetype packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. The FreeType 2 library (libfreetype) is not affected, as it is not compiled with TTF Byte Code Interpreter (BCI) support. Users of freetype should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. 4. 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 5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/): 450768 - CVE-2008-1806 FreeType PFB integer overflow 450773 - CVE-2008-1807 FreeType invalid free() flaw 450774 - CVE-2008-1808 FreeType off-by-one flaws 6. Package List: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 : Source: i386: freetype-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm freetype-devel-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm freetype-utils-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm ia64: freetype-2.0.3-13.el21.ia64.rpm freetype-devel-2.0.3-13.el21.ia64.rpm freetype-utils-2.0.3-13.el21.ia64.rpm Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1: Source: ia64: freetype-2.0.3-13.el21.ia64.rpm freetype-devel-2.0.3-13.el21.ia64.rpm freetype-utils-2.0.3-13.el21.ia64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1: Source: i386: freetype-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm freetype-devel-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm freetype-utils-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1: Source: i386: freetype-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm freetype-devel-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm freetype-utils-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package 7. References: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1806 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1807 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1808 http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important 8. Contact: The Red Hat security contact is
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