GLSA-200905-05 : FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 38886
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200905-05 (FreeType: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Tavis Ormandy reported multiple integer overflows in the cff_charset_compute_cids() function in cff/cffload.c, sfnt/tccmap.c and the ft_smooth_render_generic() function in smooth/ftsmooth.c, possibly leading to heap or stack-based buffer overflows.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to open a specially crafted font file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/freetype-2.3.9-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 38886

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200905-05.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 5/26/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:freetype, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 5/24/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0946

GLSA: 200905-05

CWE: 189