SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-22 (FreeType: Buffer overflow)
Victor Stinner discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the function Get_VMetrics() in src/truetype/ttgload.c when processing TTF files with a negative n_points attribute.
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.
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-2.3.4-r2'