Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : freetype vulnerability (USN-767-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 38196
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Tavis Ormandy discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain large values in font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted font file, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

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Solution

Update the affected freetype2-demos, libfreetype6 and / or libfreetype6-dev packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/767-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 38196

File Name: ubuntu_USN-767-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/28/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:freetype2-demos, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libfreetype6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libfreetype6-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/27/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0946

BID: 34550

USN: 767-1

CWE: 189