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Security Advisory - FreeType2 - CVE-2008-1807

Released: Jul 30, 2008     Updated: Jul 30, 2008


FreeType2 before 2.3.6 allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via an invalid "number of axes" field in a Printer Font Binary (PFB) file, which triggers a free of arbitrary memory locations, leading to memory corruption. IDENTIFIER = WIND00127038

Product Version

Linux Platforms 2.0, Linux Platforms 1.x


Installation Notes

Installation Notes for 1.4 for 1.5 for 2.0

1. Unzip the patch under [install_dir]/updates

2. Install the patch CD by entering the patch CD directory and run setup_linux.

3. This is a source only patch so you will have to build the kernel

4. Issue a make fs and make the kernel in a configured directory.

5. Upload the kernel and rootfs into the target and boot it up.

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