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Secunia Security Advisory 51519

Secunia Security Advisory 51519
Posted Dec 27, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in FreeType, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise an application using the library.

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MD5 | 78c3cabe2ba0befeb973eea82528278f

Secunia Security Advisory 51519

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The final version of the CSI 6.0 has been released.
Find out why this is not just another Patch Management solution: http://secunia.com/blog/325/

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TITLE:
FreeType BDF Glyph Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA51519

VERIFY ADVISORY:
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http://secunia.com/advisories/51519/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=51519

RELEASE DATE:
2012-12-26

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/51519/#comments

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http://secunia.com/advisories/51519/

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http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
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DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in FreeType, which can be exploited
by malicious people to potentially compromise an application using the
library.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the
"_bdf_parse_glyphs()" function (src/bdf/bdflib.c) when processing
glyph information within Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) files and
can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 2.4.11.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 2.4.11.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Mateusz Jurczyk (j00ru), Google Security Team via GNU bug report.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
GNU:
https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?37907

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

DEEP LINKS:
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http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
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http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
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http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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