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[ GLSA 200705-02 ] FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 20:35:03 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200705-02
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
      Date: May 01, 2007
      Bugs: #172577
        ID: 200705-02

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability has been discovered in FreeType allowing for
user-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

FreeType is a True Type Font rendering library.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /   Vulnerable   /                Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-libs/freetype      < 2.1.10-r3                 >= 2.1.10-r3

Description
===========

Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs has discovered an integer overflow in
the function bdfReadCharacters() when parsing BDF fonts.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to use a specially crafted BDF
font, possibly resulting in a heap-based buffer overflow and the remote
execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/freetype-2.1.10-r3"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-1351
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1351

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-02.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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