SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-02 (FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs has discovered an integer overflow in the function bdfReadCharacters() when parsing BDF fonts.
A remote attacker could entice a user to use a specially crafted BDF font, possibly resulting in a heap-based buffer overflow and the remote execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll FreeType users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/freetype-2.1.10-r3'