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[DSA1095] DSA-1095-1 freetype Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Several problems have been discovered in the FreeType 2 font engine.
The Common vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
Several integer underflows have been discovered which could allow
remote attackers to cause a denial of service.
Chris Evans discovered several integer overflows that lead to a
denial of service or could possibly even lead to the execution of
Several more integer overflows have been discovered which could
possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
A null pointer dereference could cause a denial of service.
For the old stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon
We recommend that you upgrade your libfreetype packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1095
Threat Level: High
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