Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : freetype2 (MDVSA-2010:236)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in freetype2 :

An error within the 'Ins_SHZ()' function in src/truetype/ttinterp.c
when handling the 'SHZ' bytecode instruction can be exploited to cause
a crash and potentially execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted
font (CVE-2010-3814).

An error exists in the 'ft_var_readpackedpoints()' function in
src/truetype/ttgxvar.c when processing TrueType GX fonts and can be
exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially
crafted font (CVE-2010-3855).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50608 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44643

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3814

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