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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 12:14 pm    Post subject: Perhaps you'd better disable webfont in your browser. Reply with quote

The conclusion is: disable webfont in your browser.

Firefox and chromium depend on freetype. Recently not few vulnerabilites were found in freetype: [1], [2]. No fix is available in Gentoo yet, as of 4 May. (They've already been fixed in the source repository, though. But freetype.org hasn't given a fixed release yet.) So webfont can be harmful.

Disclaimer: This reasoning is rough. No guarantee for correctness.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it worth changing the subject or at least noting that these two bugs have now been fixed?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For reference, the resolution was reported in [ GLSA 201706-14 ] FreeType
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