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Debian: Security update for freetype

It was discovered that insufficient input saniting in Freetype’s code to parse Type1 could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2294-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
August 14, 2011                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : freetype
Vulnerability  : missing input sanisiting
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2011-0226 
Debian Bug     : 635871

It was discovered that insufficient input saniting in Freetype's code to
parse Type1 could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.3.7-2+lenny6.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4.2-2.1+squeeze1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4.6-1.

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/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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