Debian DLA-1909-1 : freetype security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 128509
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Several newly-referenced issues have been fixed in the FreeType 2 font engine.

CVE-2015-9381

heap-based buffer over-read in T1_Get_Private_Dict in type1/t1parse.c

CVE-2015-9382

buffer over-read in skip_comment in psaux/psobjs.c because ps_parser_skip_PS_token is mishandled in an FT_New_Memory_Face operation

CVE-2015-9383

a heap-based buffer over-read in tt_cmap14_validate in sfnt/ttcmap.c

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 2.5.2-3+deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your freetype packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/09/msg00002.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/freetype

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 128509

File Name: debian_DLA-1909.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/5/2019

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freetype2-demos, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libfreetype6, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libfreetype6-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libfreetype6-udeb, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/4/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/3/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-9381, CVE-2015-9382, CVE-2015-9383