Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200607-02] FreeType: Multiple integer overflows


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200607-02] FreeType: Multiple integer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
FreeType: Multiple integer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-02
(FreeType: Multiple integer overflows)


Multiple integer overflows exist in a variety of files (bdf/bdflib.c,
sfnt/ttcmap.c, cff/cffgload.c, base/ftmac.c).

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit these buffer overflows by enticing a
user to load a specially crafted font, which could result in the
execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1861


Solution:
All FreeType users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/freetype-2.1.10-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

HP PROLIANT MICROSERVER G8 E3-1220LV2 2.3GHZ 8GB 1TB MIDLINE
$789.0
HP PROLIANT MICROSERVER G8 E3-1220LV2 2.3GHZ 8GB 1TB MIDLINE pictureHP PROLIANT MICROSERVER G8 E3-1220LV2 2.3GHZ 16GB 3 X 1TB MIDLINE
$1199.0
HP PROLIANT MICROSERVER G8 E3-1220LV2 2.3GHZ 16GB 3 X 1TB MIDLINE pictureHP PROLIANT MICROSERVER G8 E3-1220LV2 2.3GHZ 4GB 1TB MIDLINE
$749.0
HP PROLIANT MICROSERVER G8 E3-1220LV2 2.3GHZ 4GB 1TB MIDLINE pictureLantronix MSS-100 Fast Ethernet Micro Serial Server With Power Supply Free S/H
$29.95
Lantronix MSS-100 Fast Ethernet Micro Serial Server With Power Supply Free S/H  picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.