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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201201-09

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201201-09
Posted Jan 24, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201201-9 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in FreeType, allowing remote attackers to possibly execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service. Versions less than 2.4.8 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2010-1797, CVE-2010-2497, CVE-2010-2498, CVE-2010-2499, CVE-2010-2500, CVE-2010-2519, CVE-2010-2520, CVE-2010-2527, CVE-2010-2541, CVE-2010-2805, CVE-2010-2806, CVE-2010-2807, CVE-2010-2808, CVE-2010-3053, CVE-2010-3054, CVE-2010-3311, CVE-2010-3814, CVE-2010-3855, CVE-2011-0226, CVE-2011-3256, CVE-2011-3439
MD5 | 23128961bf7b84b4a162a0b9bf210286

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201201-09

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Severity: Normal
Title: FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: January 23, 2012
Bugs: #332701, #342121, #345843, #377143, #387535, #390623
ID: 201201-09

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

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 < 2.4.8 >= 2.4.8

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

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

Impact
======

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

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-2.4.8"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2010-1797
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-1797
[ 2 ] CVE-2010-2497
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2497
[ 3 ] CVE-2010-2498
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2498
[ 4 ] CVE-2010-2499
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2499
[ 5 ] CVE-2010-2500
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2500
[ 6 ] CVE-2010-2519
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2519
[ 7 ] CVE-2010-2520
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2520
[ 8 ] CVE-2010-2527
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2527
[ 9 ] CVE-2010-2541
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2541
[ 10 ] CVE-2010-2805
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2805
[ 11 ] CVE-2010-2806
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2806
[ 12 ] CVE-2010-2807
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2807
[ 13 ] CVE-2010-2808
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2808
[ 14 ] CVE-2010-3053
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-3053
[ 15 ] CVE-2010-3054
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-3054
[ 16 ] CVE-2010-3311
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-3311
[ 17 ] CVE-2010-3814
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-3814
[ 18 ] CVE-2010-3855
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-3855
[ 19 ] CVE-2011-0226
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-0226
[ 20 ] CVE-2011-3256
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3256
[ 21 ] CVE-2011-3439
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3439

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

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201201-09.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
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 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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