Debian DSA-2070-1 : freetype - several vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47735


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


Robert Swiecki discovered several vulnerabilities in the FreeType font library, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed font file is processed.

Also, several buffer overflows were found in the included demo programs.


Upgrade the freetype packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 2.3.7-2+lenny2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47735

File Name: debian_DSA-2070.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/07/15

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/07/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2497, CVE-2010-2498, CVE-2010-2499, CVE-2010-2500, CVE-2010-2519, CVE-2010-2520, CVE-2010-2527

BID: 41663

DSA: 2070