CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : freetype (CESA-2007:0150)

high Nessus Plugin ID 25042


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated freetype packages that fix a security flaw are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine.

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font engine processed BDF font files. If a user loaded a carefully crafted font file with a program linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or execute arbitrary code. While it is uncommon for a user to explicitly load a font file, there are several application file formats which contain embedded fonts that are parsed by FreeType. (CVE-2007-1351)

This flaw did not affect the version of FreeType shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

Users of FreeType should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank iDefense for reporting this issue.


Update the affected freetype packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25042

File Name: centos_RHSA-2007-0150.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/19/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freetype, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freetype-demos, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freetype-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freetype-utils, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/16/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/5/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1351

BID: 23283

RHSA: 2007:0150

CWE: 189