GLSA-201408-02 : FreeType: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201408-02
(FreeType: Arbitrary code execution)

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

Impact :

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201408-02

Solution :

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.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77110 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66074

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2240

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