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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 8:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200705-02 ] FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbi Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200705-02)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: May 01, 2007
Updated: May 27, 2007
Bug(s): #172577
ID: 200705-02

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been discovered in FreeType allowing for user-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background

FreeType is a True Type Font rendering library.

Affected Packages

Package: media-libs/freetype
Vulnerable: < 2.1.10-r3
Unaffected: >= 2.1.10-r3
Unaffected: < 2.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs has discovered an integer overflow in the function bdfReadCharacters() when parsing BDF fonts.

Impact

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.

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-2.1.10-r3"


References

CVE-2007-1351


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