T1Lib: : Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201701-57

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in T1Lib, the worst of which could lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-libs/t1lib on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.1.2-r1
Unaffected versions >= 5.1.2-r1

Background

T1Lib is a library for rasterizing bitmaps from Adobe Type 1 fonts.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in T1Lib. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

Remote attackers, by coercing users to process specially crafted AFM font or PDF file, could cause a Denial of Service condition or execute arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All T1Lib users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/t1lib-5.1.2-r1"
 

References

Release Date
January 23, 2017

Latest Revision
January 23, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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