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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201402-16 ] FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201402-16)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: February 11, 2014
Bug(s): #448550
ID: 201402-16

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in FreeType, allowing
context-dependent attackers to possibly execute arbitrary code or cause
Denial of Service.


Background

FreeType is a high-quality and portable font engine.

Affected Packages

Package: media-libs/freetype
Vulnerable: < 2.4.11
Unaffected: >= 2.4.11
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in FreeType. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially
crafted font, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service
condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Freetype users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/freetype-2.4.11"
   
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.


References

CVE-2012-5668
CVE-2012-5669
CVE-2012-5670
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