Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : freetype2 (MDKSA-2007:121)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25515


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


An integer overflow vulnerability was discovered in the way the FreeType font engine processed TTF files. If a user were to load a special font file with a program linked against freetype, it could cause the application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code as the user running the program.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25515

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-121.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/06/14

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64freetype6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64freetype6-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64freetype6-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libfreetype6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libfreetype6-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libfreetype6-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2754

BID: 24074

MDKSA: 2007:121