GLSA 200710-12 T1Lib: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 10/13/2007 02:50 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - T1Lib: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200710-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: T1Lib: Buffer overflow
Date: October 12, 2007
Bugs: #193437
ID: 200710-12

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Synopsis
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T1Lib is vulnerable to a buffer overflow allowing for the user-assisted
execution of arbitrary code.

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/t1lib lt; 5.0.2-r1 gt;= 5.0.2-r1

Description
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Hamid Ebadi discovered a boundary error in the
intT1_EnvGetCompletePath() function which can lead to a buffer overflow
when processing an overly long filename.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a font file with a
specially crafted filename, possibly leading to the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application
using T1Lib.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All T1Lib users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/t1lib-5.0.2-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-4033
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4033

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-200710-12.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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