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<glsa id="200705-22">
<title>FreeType: Buffer overflow</title>
<synopsis>
A vulnerability has been discovered in FreeType allowing for the execution
of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">freetype</product>
<announced>May 30, 2007</announced>
<revised>May 30, 2007: 01</revised>
<bug>179161</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-libs/freetype" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.3.4-r2</unaffected>
<unaffected range="lt">2.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.3.4-r2</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
FreeType is a True Type Font rendering library.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
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.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-libs/freetype-2.3.4-r2&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2754">CVE-2007-2754</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 22 May 2007 15:08:56 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 22 May 2007 15:38:03 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 27 May 2007 16:46:08 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>