Debian DSA-2428-1 : freetype - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 58295


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Mateusz Jurczyk from the Google Security Team discovered several vulnerabilities in Freetype's parsing of BDF, Type1 and TrueType fonts, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed font file is processed.


Upgrade the freetype packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.2-2.1+squeeze4. The updated packages are already available since yesterday, but the advisory text couldn't be send earlier.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58295

File Name: debian_DSA-2428.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/9/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/7/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1133, CVE-2012-1134, CVE-2012-1136, CVE-2012-1142, CVE-2012-1144

BID: 52318

DSA: 2428