FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200905-05

Multiple integer overflows in FreeType might allow for the remote execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

media-libs/freetype on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.3.9-r1
Unaffected versions >= 2.3.9-r1, < 2.0

Background

FreeType is a high-quality and portable font engine.

Description

Tavis Ormandy reported multiple integer overflows in the cff_charset_compute_cids() function in cff/cffload.c, sfnt/tccmap.c and the ft_smooth_render_generic() function in smooth/ftsmooth.c, possibly leading to heap or stack-based buffer overflows.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to open a specially crafted font file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service.

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-2.3.9-r1"

References

Release Date
May 24, 2009

Latest Revision
May 25, 2009: 02

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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