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[GLSA-200607-02] FreeType: Multiple integer overflows Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
FreeType: Multiple integer overflows
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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).
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/freetype-2.1.10-r2"
Threat Level: Medium
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