Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : freetype vulnerability (USN-324-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27902


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


An integer overflow has been discovered in the FreeType library. By tricking a user into installing and/or opening a specially crafted font file, these could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of that user.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected freetype2-demos, libfreetype6 and / or libfreetype6-dev packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27902

File Name: ubuntu_USN-324-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:freetype2-demos, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libfreetype6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libfreetype6-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3467

USN: 324-1