FreeType 1: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

ID GLSA-201006-01
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2010-06-01T00:00:00



FreeType is a True Type Font rendering library.


Multiple issues found in FreeType 2 were also discovered in FreeType 1. For details on these issues, please review the Gentoo Linux Security Advisories and CVE identifiers referenced below.


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.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All FreeType 1 users should upgrade to an unaffected version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/freetype-1.4_pre20080316-r2"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since May 27, 2009. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.