GLSA-201408-02 : FreeType: Arbitrary code execution
High Nessus Plugin ID 77110
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition via specially crafted font file.
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-2.5.3-r1' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.