B.23. freetype

Updated freetype packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) associated with each description below.
FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open and manage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual glyphs efficiently. These packages provide the FreeType 2 font engine.
CVE-2010-2805, CVE-2010-3311
It was found that the FreeType font rendering engine improperly validated certain position values when processing input streams. If a user loaded a specially-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
CVE-2010-2808
A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font rendering engine processed some PostScript Type 1 fonts. If a user loaded a specially-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
CVE-2010-2806
An array index error was found in the way the FreeType font rendering engine processed certain PostScript Type 42 font files. If a user loaded a specially-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Note: All of the issues in this erratum only affect the FreeType 2 font engine.
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The X server must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.