A vulnerability in FreeType could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
|Package||media-libs/freetype on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.5.3-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.5.3-r1|
FreeType is a high-quality and portable font engine.
A stack-based buffer overflow exists in Freetype’s cf2_hintmap_build function in cff/cf2hints.c.
A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition via specially crafted font file.
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-2.5.3-r1"
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.
August 09, 2014
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