GLSA 201408-02: FreeType: Arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 08/10/2014 10:57 AM

A FreeType update has been released for Gentoo Linux

GLSA 201408-02: FreeType: Arbitrary code execution


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201408-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: FreeType: Arbitrary code execution
Date: August 09, 2014
Bugs: #504088
ID: 201408-02

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in FreeType could result in execution of arbitrary code
or Denial of Service.

Background
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FreeType is a high-quality and portable font engine.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/freetype < 2.5.3-r1 >= 2.5.3-r1

Description
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A stack-based buffer overflow exists in Freetype's cf2_hintmap_build
function in cff/cf2hints.c.

Impact
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A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a
Denial of Service condition via specially crafted font file.

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 ">=media-libs/freetype-2.5.3-r1"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2014-2240
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-2240

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-201408-02.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2014 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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