freetype security update

2010-10-05T15:49:55
ID CESA-2010:0736
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2010-10-05T15:50:49

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2010:0736

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. The freetype packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 provide both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2 font engines.

It was discovered that the FreeType font rendering engine improperly validated certain position values when processing input streams. If a user loaded a specially-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, and the relevant font glyphs were subsequently rendered with the X FreeType library (libXft), it could trigger a heap-based buffer overflow in the libXft library, causing the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-3311)

An array index error was found in the way the FreeType font rendering engine processed certain PostScript Type 42 font files. If a user loaded a specially-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-2010-2806)

A stack overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font rendering engine processed PostScript Type 1 font files that contain nested Standard Encoding Accented Character (seac) calls. If a user loaded a specially-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash. (CVE-2010-3054)

Note: All of the issues in this erratum only affect the FreeType 2 font engine.

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.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2010-October/029075.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2010-October/029076.html

Affected packages: freetype freetype-demos freetype-devel freetype-utils

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0736.html