GLSA-200705-02 : FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

high Nessus Plugin ID 25132


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-02 (FreeType: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs has discovered an integer overflow in the function bdfReadCharacters() when parsing BDF fonts.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to use a specially crafted BDF font, possibly resulting in a heap-based buffer overflow and the remote execution of arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/freetype-2.1.10-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25132

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200705-02.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 5/2/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

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:gentoo:linux:freetype, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/1/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/3/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1351

BID: 23283

GLSA: 200705-02

CWE: 189