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|Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 8:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200705-02 ] FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbi
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200705-02)
Date: May 01, 2007
Updated: May 27, 2007
A vulnerability has been discovered in FreeType allowing for user-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code.
FreeType is a True Type Font rendering library.
Vulnerable: < 2.1.10-r3
Unaffected: >= 2.1.10-r3
Unaffected: < 2.0
Architectures: All supported architectures
Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs has discovered an integer overflow in the function bdfReadCharacters() when parsing BDF fonts.
A remote attacker could entice a user to use a specially crafted BDF font, possibly resulting in a heap-based buffer overflow and the remote execution of arbitrary code.
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-2.1.10-r3"
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