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FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200905-05 / freetype
Release Date May 24, 2009
Latest Revision May 25, 2009: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/freetype < 2.3.9-r1 >= 2.3.9-r1, < 2.0 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #263032


Multiple integer overflows in FreeType might allow for the remote execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


FreeType is a high-quality and portable font engine.


Tavis Ormandy reported multiple integer overflows in the cff_charset_compute_cids() function in cff/cffload.c, sfnt/tccmap.c and the ft_smooth_render_generic() function in smooth/ftsmooth.c, possibly leading to heap or stack-based buffer overflows.


A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to open a specially crafted font file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/freetype-2.3.9-r1"

4.  References


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