Multiple vulnerabilities in FreeType might result in the remote execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||media-libs/freetype on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.4_pre20080316-r2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.4_pre20080316-r2|
FreeType is a True Type Font rendering library.
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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
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.
June 01, 2010
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