Novell is now a part of Micro Focus

Security update for freetype2

Knowledgebase

(Last modified: 10APR2007)


solutions Security update for freetype2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8ca868775a8fa10efec1413e9ba8d2d1)

Applies to

Package: freetype2
freetype2-devel
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE SLES 10 for x86
SUSE SLES 10 for IPF
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM POWER
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE SLES 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11478
Release: 20070410
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update of freetype2 fixes an integer overflow in the BDF font parsing code. This bug can be exploited only with user assistance to potentially execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2007-1351)

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh freetype2.rpm freetype2-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


Disclaimer

The Origin of this information may be internal or external to Novell. Novell makes all reasonable efforts to verify this information. However, the information provided in this document is for your information only. Novell makes no explicit or implied claims to the validity of this information.

Any trademarks referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners. Consult your product manuals for complete trademark information.

© Micro Focus