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|Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 202010-07 ] FreeType
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: FreeType: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 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.
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"