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[GLSA-200607-02] FreeType: Multiple integer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
FreeType: Multiple integer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-02
(FreeType: Multiple integer overflows)


Multiple integer overflows exist in a variety of files (bdf/bdflib.c,
sfnt/ttcmap.c, cff/cffgload.c, base/ftmac.c).

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit these buffer overflows by enticing a
user to load a specially crafted font, which could result in the
execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1861


Solution:
All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/freetype-2.1.10-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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