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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 202010-07 ] FreeType Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: FreeType: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 202010-07)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2020-10-23
Bug(s): #750275
ID: 202010-07


A buffer overflow in FreeType might allow remote attacker(s) to
execute arbitrary code.


FreeType is a high-quality and portable font engine.

Affected Packages

Package: media-libs/freetype
Vulnerable: < 2.10.3-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.10.3-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


A flaw in FreeType’s handling of embedded PNG bitmaps was discovered
where the image height and width was not checked to be within bounds.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted font
file using FreeType possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/freetype-2.10.3-r1"


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