Gentoo: GLSA-201408-02: FreeType: Arbitrary code execution

    Date09 Aug 2014
    CategoryGentoo
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A vulnerability in FreeType could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201408-02
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     Severity: Normal
        Title: FreeType: Arbitrary code execution
         Date: August 09, 2014
         Bugs: #504088
           ID: 201408-02
    
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    Synopsis
    ========
    
    A vulnerability in FreeType could result in execution of arbitrary code
    or Denial of Service.
    
    Background
    ==========
    
    FreeType is a high-quality and portable font engine.
    
    Affected packages
    =================
    
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         Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1  media-libs/freetype         < 2.5.3-r1               >= 2.5.3-r1 
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    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.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    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.
    
    References
    ==========
    
    [ 1 ] CVE-2014-2240
          http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-2240
    
    Availability
    ============
    
    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:
    
     http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201408-02.xml
    
    Concerns?
    =========
    
    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
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    	 or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    https://bugs.gentoo.org.
    
    License
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    Copyright 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
    belongs to its owner(s).
    
    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
    
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
    
    
    
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