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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200806-10
(FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
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
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).
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).
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/freetype-2.3.6'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 33246 (gentoo_GLSA-200806-10.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-1806CVE-2008-1807CVE-2008-1808
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