GLSA-201402-16 : FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-201402-16
(FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in FreeType. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially
crafted font, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Freetype users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/freetype-2.4.11'
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72453 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57041

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5668