FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201402-16

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in FreeType, allowing context-dependent attackers to possibly execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

media-libs/freetype on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.4.11
Unaffected versions >= 2.4.11

Background

FreeType is a high-quality and portable font engine.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in FreeType. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A context-dependent 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.

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-2.4.11"
 

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

References

Release Date
February 11, 2014

Latest Revision
February 11, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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