Debian DSA-1454-1 : freetype - integer overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 29873


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Greg MacManus discovered an integer overflow in the font handling of libfreetype, a FreeType 2 font engine, which might lead to denial of service or possibly the execution of arbitrary code if a user is tricked into opening a malformed font.


Upgrade the freetype packages.

For the old stable distribution (sarge) this problem will be fixed soon.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.1-5+etch2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29873

File Name: debian_DSA-1454.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/8/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freetype, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/7/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1351

DSA: 1454

CWE: 189