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Debian: Security update for freetype

Mateusz Jurczyk from the Google Security Team discovered several vulnerabilties in Freetype’s parsing of BDF, Type1 and TrueType fonts, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed font file is processed. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2428-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
March 07, 2012                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : freetype
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-1133 CVE-2012-1134 CVE-2012-1136 CVE-2012-1142 
                CVE-2012-1144

Mateusz Jurczyk from the Google Security Team discovered several
vulnerabilties in Freetype's parsing of BDF, Type1 and TrueType fonts,
which could result in the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed
font file is processed.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.4.2-2.1+squeeze4. The updated packages are already available
since yesterday, but the advisory text couldn't be send earlier.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

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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