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Debian: Security update for freetype

It was discovered that missing input sanitising in Freetype’s processing of CID-keyed fonts could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2350-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
November 20, 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-2011-3439 
Debian Bug     : 649122

It was discovered that missing input sanitising in Freetype's processing
of CID-keyed fonts could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. 

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.3.7-2+lenny8.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4.2-2.1+squeeze3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4.8-1.

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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