Debian dla-3754 : fontforge - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 191733


The remote Debian host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The remote Debian 10 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the dla-3754 advisory.

- FontForge 20190801 has a use-after-free in SFD_GetFontMetaData in sfd.c. (CVE-2020-5395)

- FontForge 20190801 has a heap-based buffer overflow in the Type2NotDefSplines() function in splinesave.c.

- Splinefont in FontForge through 20230101 allows command injection via crafted filenames. (CVE-2024-25081)

- Splinefont in FontForge through 20230101 allows command injection via crafted archives or compressed files. (CVE-2024-25082)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade the fontforge packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 191733

File Name: debian_DLA-3754.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/7/2024

Updated: 3/7/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-5496


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libfontforge-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:fontforge, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:fontforge-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libgdraw5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-fontforge, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:fontforge-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libfontforge2, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:fontforge-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:fontforge-nox

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/8/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/3/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-5395, CVE-2020-5496, CVE-2024-25081, CVE-2024-25082