Gentoo: 201402-16 FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in FreeType, allowing context-dependent attackers to possibly execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201402-16
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: February 11, 2014
     Bugs: #448550
       ID: 201402-16

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in FreeType, allowing
context-dependent attackers to possibly execute arbitrary code or cause
Denial of Service.

Background
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FreeType is a high-quality and portable font engine.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  media-libs/freetype          < 2.4.11                  >= 2.4.11 

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in FreeType. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A context-dependent attacker could entice a user to open a specially
crafted font, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of
Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Freetype users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/freetype-2.4.11"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2012-5668
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-5668
[ 2 ] CVE-2012-5669
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-5669
[ 3 ] CVE-2012-5670
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-5670

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201402-16.xml

Concerns?
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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
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

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