Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : freetype2 (MDVSA-2010:201)

High Nessus Plugin ID 49971


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


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in freetype2 :

Marc Schoenefeld found an input stream position error in the way FreeType font rendering engine processed input file streams. If a user loaded a specially crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType and relevant font glyphs were subsequently rendered with the X FreeType library (libXft), it could cause the application to crash or, possibly execute arbitrary code (integer overflow leading to heap-based buffer overflow in the libXft library) with the privileges of the user running the application. Different vulnerability than CVE-2010-1797 (CVE-2010-3311).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49971

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-201.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/10/14

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

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: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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3311

BID: 43700

MDVSA: 2010:201