FreeType 1: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 201006-01 / freetype
||June 01, 2010
||June 01, 2010: 01
All supported architectures
Multiple vulnerabilities in FreeType might result in the remote execution
of arbitrary code.
FreeType is a True Type Font rendering library.
Multiple issues found in FreeType 2 were also discovered in FreeType 1.
For details on these issues, please review the Gentoo Linux Security
Advisories and CVE identifiers referenced below.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted TTF
file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running FreeType.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All FreeType 1 users should upgrade to an unaffected version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/freetype-1.4_pre20080316-r2"
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since May 27, 2009. It is likely that your system is already
no longer affected by this issue.