FreeType 2 Font File Processing Errors (Execute Arbitrary Code)

2010.08.22
Risk: High
Local: No
Remote: Yes

FreeType 2.4.0 has been released. It is available from http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/freetype/ or https://sourceforge.net/projects/freetype/files/ The latter site also holds older versions of the FreeType library. See below for the relevant snippet from the CHANGES file; users of version 2.3.12 should upgrade. Enjoy!

References:

http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/freetype/2010-07/msg00001.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=614557
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-963-1
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0578.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0577.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2070
http://securitytracker.com/id?1024266
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?30054
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=127912955808467&w=2
http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/freetype/freetype2-demos.git/commit/?id=b995299b73ba4cd259f221f500d4e63095508bec


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