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|Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201201-08 ] FontForge: User-assisted execution of arb
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: FontForge: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201201-08)
Date: January 23, 2012
A stack-based buffer overflow flaw in FontForge could result in
execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
FontForge is a PostScript font editor and converter.
Vulnerable: < 20110222-r1
Unaffected: >= 20110222-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
FontForge is vulnerable to an error when processing the
"CHARSET_REGISTRY" header in font files, which could cause a stack-based
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted BDF
file using FontForge font editor, possibly resulting in the remote
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the FontForge process,
or a Denial of Service (application crash).
There is no known workaround at this time.
All FontForge users should upgrade to the latest version:
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/fontforge-20110222-r1"
available since October 12, 2011. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.