Font parsing vulnerabilities in FreeType might lead to user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||media-libs/freetype on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.3.6|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.3.6
revision >= 1.4_pre20080316-r1
FreeType is a font rendering library for TrueType Font (TTF) and Printer Font Binary (PFB).
Regenrecht reported multiple vulnerabilities in FreeType via iDefense:
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted TTF or PBF file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running an application linked against FreeType (such as the X.org X server, running as root).
There is no known workaround at this time.
All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/freetype-2.3.6"
June 23, 2008
May 28, 2009: 03