Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : freetype2 (MDVSA-2010:149)

High Nessus Plugin ID 48319


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in freetype2 :

Multiple stack overflow flaws have been reported in the way FreeType font rendering engine processed certain CFF opcodes. An attacker could use these flaws to create a specially crafted font file that, when opened, would cause an application linked against libfreetype to crash, or, possibly execute arbitrary code (CVE-2010-1797).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 48319

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-149.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/08/13

Modified: 2016/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64freetype6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64freetype6-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64freetype6-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libfreetype6, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libfreetype6-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libfreetype6-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/12

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1797

BID: 42241

MDVSA: 2010:149