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Secunia Security Advisory 46839

Secunia Security Advisory 46839
Posted Nov 15, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Some vulnerabilities have been reported in FreeType, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

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MD5 | 6d06649cea5aafc8ce669f4e49a2ce92

Secunia Security Advisory 46839

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TITLE:
FreeType CID-keyed Font Parsing Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA46839

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/46839/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46839

RELEASE DATE:
2011-11-15

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/46839/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/46839/

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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46839

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
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http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
Some vulnerabilities have been reported in FreeType, which can be
exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the
library.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to errors in src/cid/cidload.c
when parsing CID-keyed Type 1 fonts. This can be exploited to corrupt
memory via a specially crafted font file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 2.4.8.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 2.4.8.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/freetype/files/freetype2/2.4.8/README/view

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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