Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in FreeType, allowing remote attackers to possibly execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.
|Package||media-libs/freetype on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.4.9|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.4.9|
FreeType is a high-quality and portable font engine.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in FreeType. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted font, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service condition.
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-2.4.9"
April 17, 2012
April 17, 2012: 1