A buffer overflow in FreeType might allow remote attacker(s) to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||media-libs/freetype on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.10.3-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.10.3-r1|
FreeType is a high-quality and portable font engine.
A flaw in FreeType’s handling of embedded PNG bitmaps was discovered where the image height and width was not checked to be within bounds.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted font file using FreeType possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process 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-2.10.3-r1"
October 23, 2020
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