GLSA-201006-01 : FreeType 1: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201006-01 (FreeType 1: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Multiple issues found in FreeType 2 were also discovered in FreeType 1.
For details on these issues, please review the Gentoo Linux Security Advisories and CVE identifiers referenced below.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted TTF file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running FreeType.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All FreeType 1 users should upgrade to an unaffected version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/freetype-1.4_pre20080316-r2' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since May 27, 2009. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200607-02

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200705-22

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201006-01

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 46768

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201006-01.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 6/2/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC: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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/1/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1861, CVE-2007-2754

GLSA: 201006-01