GLSA 200806-10 FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 06/24/2008 03:10 AM

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 200806-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: June 23, 2008
Bugs: #225851
ID: 200806-10

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Synopsis
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Font parsing vulnerabilities in FreeType might lead to user-assisted
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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FreeType is a font rendering library for TrueType Font (TTF) and
Printer Font Binary (PFB).

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/freetype lt; 2.3.6 gt;= 2.3.6

Description
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Regenrecht reported multiple vulnerabilities in FreeType via iDefense:

* An integer overflow when parsing values in the Private dictionary
table in a PFB file, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow
(CVE-2008-1806).

* An invalid free() call related to parsing an invalid "number of
axes" field in a PFB file (CVE-2008-1807).

* Multiple off-by-one errors when parsing PBF and TTF files, leading
to heap-based buffer overflows (CVE-2008-1808).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted TTF
or PBF file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running an application linked against
FreeType (such as the X.org X server, running as root).

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-2.3.6"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1806
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1806
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-1807
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1807
[ 3 ] CVE-2008-1808
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1808

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-200806-10.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 2008 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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