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: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/15/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


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