Cairo regression

2007-12-13T00:00:00
ID USN-550-3
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2007-12-13T00:00:00

Description

USN-550-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Cairo. A bug in font glyph rendering was uncovered as a result of the new memory allocation routines. In certain situations, fonts containing characters with no width or height would not render any more. This update fixes the problem.

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Original advisory details:

Peter Valchev discovered that Cairo did not correctly decode PNG image data. By tricking a user or automated system into processing a specially crafted PNG with Cairo, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.