Debian DSA-1784-1 : freetype - integer overflows

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 38656


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


Tavis Ormandy discovered several integer overflows in FreeType, a library to process and access font files, resulting in heap- or stack-based buffer overflows leading to application crashes or the execution of arbitrary code via a crafted font file.


Upgrade the freetype packages.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.1-5+etch4.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.7-2+lenny1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 38656

File Name: debian_DSA-1784.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/05/01

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freetype, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0946

DSA: 1784

CWE: 189