Debian DSA-2070-1 : freetype - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 47735

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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Upgrade the freetype packages.

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

See Also

https://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2070

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47735

File Name: debian_DSA-2070.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/15/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/14/2010

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