Debian DSA-2294-1 : freetype - missing input sanitising

high Nessus Plugin ID 55852
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that insufficient input sanitising in Freetype's code to parse Type1 could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the freetype packages.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3.7-2+lenny6.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.2-2.1+squeeze1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55852

File Name: debian_DSA-2294.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/16/2011

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freetype, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 8/14/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0226

DSA: 2294