RHSA-2009:1061-02 Important: freetype security update
Posted on: 05/22/2009 01:50 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-2009:1061-02
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1061.html
Issue date: 2009-05-22
CVE Names: CVE-2009-0946
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1. Summary:

Updated freetype packages that fix various security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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 Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open and
manage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual glyphs
efficiently. These packages provide the FreeType 2 font engine.

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered several integer
overflow flaws in the FreeType 2 font engine. If a user loaded a
carefully-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType 2,
it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running the application.
(CVE-2009-0946)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct these issues. The X server must be restarted
(log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

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/docs/DOC-11259

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

491384 - CVE-2009-0946 freetype: multiple integer overflows

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.src.rpm

i386:
freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.x86_64.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.src.rpm

i386:
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-demos-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-devel-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.x86_64.rpm
freetype-demos-2.2.1-21.el5_3.x86_64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-devel-2.2.1-21.el5_3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.src.rpm

i386:
freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-demos-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-devel-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm

ia64:
freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.ia64.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.ia64.rpm
freetype-demos-2.2.1-21.el5_3.ia64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.2.1-21.el5_3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.ppc.rpm
freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.ppc64.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.ppc.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.ppc64.rpm
freetype-demos-2.2.1-21.el5_3.ppc.rpm
freetype-devel-2.2.1-21.el5_3.ppc.rpm
freetype-devel-2.2.1-21.el5_3.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.s390.rpm
freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.s390x.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.s390.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.s390x.rpm
freetype-demos-2.2.1-21.el5_3.s390x.rpm
freetype-devel-2.2.1-21.el5_3.s390.rpm
freetype-devel-2.2.1-21.el5_3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-2.2.1-21.el5_3.x86_64.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-debuginfo-2.2.1-21.el5_3.x86_64.rpm
freetype-demos-2.2.1-21.el5_3.x86_64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.2.1-21.el5_3.i386.rpm
freetype-devel-2.2.1-21.el5_3.x86_64.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-2009-0946
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 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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