GLSA 200705-02 FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 05/01/2007 10:00 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200705-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: May 01, 2007
Bugs: #172577
ID: 200705-02

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been discovered in FreeType allowing for
user-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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FreeType is a True Type Font rendering library.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/freetype lt; 2.1.10-r3 gt;= 2.1.10-r3

Description
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Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs has discovered an integer overflow in
the function bdfReadCharacters() when parsing BDF fonts.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to use a specially crafted BDF
font, possibly resulting in a heap-based buffer overflow and the remote
execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/freetype-2.1.10-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-1351
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1351

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-02.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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