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|Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201408-02 ] FreeType: Arbitrary code execution
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: FreeType: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201408-02)
Date: August 09, 2014
A vulnerability in FreeType could result in execution of arbitrary
code or Denial of Service.
FreeType is a high-quality and portable font engine.
Vulnerable: < 2.5.3-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.5.3-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
A stack-based buffer overflow exists in Freetype’s cf2_hintmap_build
function in cff/cf2hints.c.
A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a
Denial of Service condition via specially crafted font file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest version:
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/freetype-2.5.3-r1"
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.