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[ GLSA 201006-01 ] FreeType 1: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
From: Alex Legler <a3li () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2010 17:39:19 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201006-01
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: FreeType 1: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
      Date: June 01, 2010
      Bugs: #271234
        ID: 201006-01

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

FreeType is a True Type Font rendering library.

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

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     Package   /       Vulnerable       /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  freetype     < 1.4_pre20080316-r2           >= 1.4_pre20080316-r2

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

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.

Impact
======

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.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All FreeType 1 users should upgrade to an unaffected version:

    # 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.

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-1861
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1861
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-2754
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2754
  [ 3 ] GLSA 200607-02
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200607-02.xml
  [ 4 ] GLSA 200705-22
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-22.xml

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201006-01.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2010 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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