Important CentOS freetype Update


freetype-2.2.1-32.el5_9.1.i386.rpm, freetype-2.2.1-32.el5_9.1.src.rpm, freetype-2.2.1-32.el5_9.1.x86_64.rpm, freetype-2.3.11-14.el6_3.1.i686.rpm, freetype-2.3.11-14.el6_3.1.src.rpm, freetype-2.3.11-14.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm, freetype-demos-2.2.1-32.el5_9.1.i386.rpm, freetype-demos-2.2.1-32.el5_9.1.x86_64.rpm, freetype-demos-2.3.11-14.el6_3.1.i686.rpm, freetype-demos-2.3.11-14.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm, freetype-devel-2.2.1-32.el5_9.1.i386.rpm, freetype-devel-2.2.1-32.el5_9.1.x86_64.rpm, freetype-devel-2.3.11-14.el6_3.1.i686.rpm, freetype-devel-2.3.11-14.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm,,
2018-01-18 11:05
2017-07-27 19:04
2017-04-01 19:06
2017-01-05 20:10


Updated freetype packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open and
manage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual glyphs

A flaw was found in the way the FreeType font rendering engine processed
certain Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) 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-2012-5669)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue. The X server must be restarted (log
out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.
Please see

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
5 freetype freetype-2.2.1-32.el5_9.1.i386.rpm
freetype freetype-2.2.1-32.el5_9.1.src.rpm
freetype freetype-2.2.1-32.el5_9.1.x86_64.rpm
freetype-demos freetype-demos-2.2.1-32.el5_9.1.i386.rpm
freetype-demos freetype-demos-2.2.1-32.el5_9.1.x86_64.rpm
freetype-devel freetype-devel-2.2.1-32.el5_9.1.i386.rpm
freetype-devel freetype-devel-2.2.1-32.el5_9.1.x86_64.rpm
6 freetype freetype-2.3.11-14.el6_3.1.i686.rpm
freetype freetype-2.3.11-14.el6_3.1.src.rpm
freetype freetype-2.3.11-14.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm
freetype-demos freetype-demos-2.3.11-14.el6_3.1.i686.rpm
freetype-demos freetype-demos-2.3.11-14.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm
freetype-devel freetype-devel-2.3.11-14.el6_3.1.i686.rpm
freetype-devel freetype-devel-2.3.11-14.el6_3.1.x86_64.rpm