RHSA-2009:1062-01 Important: freetype security update
Posted on: 05/22/2009 03:50 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-2009:1062-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1062.html
Issue date: 2009-05-22
CVE Names: CVE-2006-1861 CVE-2007-2754 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 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. It also loads, hints, and renders individual glyphs
efficiently. These packages provide both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2
font engines.

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)

Chris Evans discovered multiple integer overflow flaws in the FreeType font
engine. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with an application
linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or,
possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
the application. (CVE-2006-1861)

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font engine
processed TrueType® Font (TTF) files. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted
font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the
application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2007-2754)

Note: For the FreeType 2 font engine, the CVE-2006-1861 and CVE-2007-2754
flaws were addressed via RHSA-2006:0500 and RHSA-2007:0403 respectively.
This update provides corresponding updates for the FreeType 1 font engine,
included in the freetype packages distributed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2.1.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches 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/):

240200 - CVE-2007-2754 freetype integer overflow
484437 - CVE-2006-1861 freetype: multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities
491384 - CVE-2009-0946 freetype: multiple integer overflows

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-2.0.3-17.el21.src.rpm

i386:
freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
freetype-devel-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
freetype-utils-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm

ia64:
freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.ia64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.0.3-17.el21.ia64.rpm
freetype-utils-2.0.3-17.el21.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.src.rpm

ia64:
freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.ia64.rpm
freetype-devel-2.0.3-17.el21.ia64.rpm
freetype-utils-2.0.3-17.el21.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.src.rpm

i386:
freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
freetype-devel-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
freetype-utils-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.src.rpm

i386:
freetype-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
freetype-devel-2.0.3-17.el21.i386.rpm
freetype-utils-2.0.3-17.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-2006-1861
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2754
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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