RHSA-2008:0558-01 Important: freetype security update
Posted on: 06/20/2008 05:20 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: freetype security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0558-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0558.html
Issue date: 2008-06-20
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1806 CVE-2008-1807 CVE-2008-1808
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1. Summary:

Updated freetype packages that fix various security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386

3. Description:

FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open and
manage font files, as well as efficiently load, hint and render individual
glyphs.

Multiple flaws were discovered in FreeType's Printer Font Binary (PFB) and
TrueType Font (TTF) font-file format parsers. If a user loaded a carefully
crafted font-file with a program linked against FreeType, it could cause
the application to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2008-1806, CVE-2008-1807, CVE-2008-1808)

Note: the flaw in FreeType's TrueType Font (TTF) font-file format parser,
covered by CVE-2008-1808, only affected the FreeType 1 library (libttf),
shipped in the freetype packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. The
FreeType 2 library (libfreetype) is not affected, as it is not compiled
with TTF Byte Code Interpreter (BCI) support.

Users of freetype should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

450768 - CVE-2008-1806 FreeType PFB integer overflow
450773 - CVE-2008-1807 FreeType invalid free() flaw
450774 - CVE-2008-1808 FreeType off-by-one flaws

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 :

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/freetype-2.0.3-13.el21.src.rpm

i386:
freetype-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm
freetype-devel-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm
freetype-utils-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm

ia64:
freetype-2.0.3-13.el21.ia64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.0.3-13.el21.ia64.rpm
freetype-utils-2.0.3-13.el21.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/freetype-2.0.3-13.el21.src.rpm

ia64:
freetype-2.0.3-13.el21.ia64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.0.3-13.el21.ia64.rpm
freetype-utils-2.0.3-13.el21.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/freetype-2.0.3-13.el21.src.rpm

i386:
freetype-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm
freetype-devel-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm
freetype-utils-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/freetype-2.0.3-13.el21.src.rpm

i386:
freetype-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm
freetype-devel-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm
freetype-utils-2.0.3-13.el21.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1806
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1807
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1808
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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