GLSA-200705-22 : FreeType: Buffer overflow

medium Nessus Plugin ID 25361
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-22 (FreeType: Buffer overflow)

Victor Stinner discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the function Get_VMetrics() in src/truetype/ttgload.c when processing TTF files with a negative n_points attribute.
Impact :

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.
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-2.3.4-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25361

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200705-22.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 6/1/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/30/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/22/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2754

GLSA: 200705-22