FontForge: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 201201-08 / FontForge
||January 23, 2012
||January 23, 2012: 1
All supported architectures
A stack-based buffer overflow flaw in FontForge could result in
execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
FontForge is a PostScript font editor and converter.
FontForge is vulnerable to an error when processing the
"CHARSET_REGISTRY" header in font files, which could cause a stack-based
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted BDF
file using FontForge font editor, possibly resulting in the remote
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the FontForge process,
or a Denial of Service (application crash).
There is no known workaround at this time.
All FontForge users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/fontforge-20110222-r1"
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since October 12, 2011. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.