Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1334-1 freetype -- integer overflow

Date Reported:
18 Jul 2007
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2007-2754.
More information:

A problem was discovered with freetype, a FreeType2 font engine, which could allow the execution of arbitrary code via an integer overflow in specially crafted TTF files.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.7-8.

We recommend that you upgrade your freetype package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
arm architecture (ARM)
hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
m68k architecture (Motorola Mc680x0)
mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.