Debian DSA-1454-1 : freetype - integer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 29873

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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.

See Also

https://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1454

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29873

File Name: debian_DSA-1454.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/01/08

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2008/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1351

DSA: 1454

CWE: 189