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Debian: Security update for freetype

It was discovered that missing input sanitising in Freetype’s glyph handling could lead to memory corruption, resulting in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2328-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
October 24, 2011                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : freetype
Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2011-3256 
Debian Bug     : 646120

It was discovered that missing input sanitising in Freetype's glyph
handling could lead to memory corruption, resulting in denial of service
or the execution of arbitrary code.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.3.7-2+lenny7.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4.2-2.1+squeeze2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4.7-1.

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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