Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : freetype2 (MDVSA-2008:121)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37537


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


Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in FreeType's Printer Font Binary (PFB) font-file format parser. If a user were to load a carefully crafted font file with a program linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code (CVE-2008-1806, CVE-2008-1807, CVE-2008-1808).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37537

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-121.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/06/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1806, CVE-2008-1807, CVE-2008-1808

MDVSA: 2008:121

CWE: 189