SUSE-SA:2006:037: freetype2, freetype2-devel
High Nessus Plugin ID 24417
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2006:037 (freetype2, freetype2-devel).
The freetype2 library renders TrueType fonts for open source projects.
More than 900 packages on SUSE Linux use this library. Therefore the integer overflows in this code found by Josh Bressers and Chris Evans might have a high impact on the security of a desktop system.
The bugs can lead to a remote denial-of-service attack and may lead to remote command execution. The user needs to use a program that uses freetype2 (almost all GUI applications do) and let this program process malicious font data.