GLSA-201006-01 : FreeType 1: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201006-01
(FreeType 1: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Multiple issues found in FreeType 2 were also discovered in FreeType 1.
For details on these issues, please review the Gentoo Linux Security
Advisories and CVE identifiers referenced below.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted TTF
file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running FreeType.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All FreeType 1 users should upgrade to an unaffected version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/freetype-1.4_pre20080316-r2'
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since May 27, 2009. It is likely that your system is already
no longer affected by this issue.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 46768 (gentoo_GLSA-201006-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1861