Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : freetype2 (MDVSA-2013:006)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in freetype2 :

A NULL pointer de-reference flaw was found in the way Freetype font
rendering engine handled Glyph bitmap distribution format (BDF) fonts.
A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted BDF font file,
which once processed in an application linked against FreeType would
lead to that application crash (CVE-2012-5668).

An out-of heap-based buffer read flaw was found in the way FreeType
font rendering engine performed parsing of glyph information and
relevant bitmaps for glyph bitmap distribution format (BDF). A remote
attacker could provide a specially crafted BDF font file, which once
opened in an application linked against FreeType would lead to that
application crash (CVE-2012-5669).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64504 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57041

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5668
CVE-2012-5669

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