GLSA-201408-02 : FreeType: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 77110


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201408-02 (FreeType: Arbitrary code execution)

A stack-based buffer overflow exists in Freetype’s cf2_hintmap_build function in cff/cf2hints.c.
Impact :

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition via specially crafted font file.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/freetype-2.5.3-r1' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77110

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201408-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/08/10

Modified: 2016/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:freetype, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2240

BID: 66074

OSVDB: 104285

GLSA: 201408-02