Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : freetype2 (MDVSA-2011:120)

High Nessus Plugin ID 55695


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A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in freetype2 :

Integer signedness error in psaux/t1decode.c in FreeType before 2.4.6, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via a crafted Type 1 font in a PDF document, as exploited in the wild in July 2011 (CVE-2011-0226).

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55695

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-120.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/07/27

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: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: 2011/07/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0226

BID: 48619

MDVSA: 2011:120