Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : freetype2 (MDVSA-2010:236)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 50608


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Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in freetype2 :

An error within the 'Ins_SHZ()' function in src/truetype/ttinterp.c when handling the 'SHZ' bytecode instruction can be exploited to cause a crash and potentially execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted font (CVE-2010-3814).

An error exists in the 'ft_var_readpackedpoints()' function in src/truetype/ttgxvar.c when processing TrueType GX fonts and can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted font (CVE-2010-3855).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50608

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-236.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 11/16/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: 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: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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/16/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3814, CVE-2010-3855

BID: 44643

MDVSA: 2010:236