FreeType2: Multiple Vulnerabilities

Users of FreeType2 please be advised of Multiple vulnerabilities that has been identified.
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MDVSA-2010:236: [MDVSA-2010:236] freetype2
Problem Description:

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in freetype2:

An error within the “Ins_SHZ()” function in src/truetype/ttinterp.c

when handling the “SHZ” bytecode instruction can be exploited to

cause a crash and potentially execute arbitrary code via a specially

crafted font (CVE-2010-3814).

An error exists in the “ft_var_readpackedpoints()” function in

src/truetype/ttgxvar.c when processing TrueType GX fonts and can

be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially

crafted font (CVE-2010-3855).