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FreeType 1: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201006-01 / freetype
Release Date June 01, 2010
Latest Revision June 01, 2010: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/freetype < 1.4_pre20080316-r2 >= 1.4_pre20080316-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #271234


Multiple vulnerabilities in FreeType might result in the remote execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


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.

3.  Resolution Information


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.

4.  References


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