Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : freetype vulnerabilities (USN-1013-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 50491

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Synopsis

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

Description

Marc Schoenefeld discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS.
(CVE-2010-3311)

Chris Evans discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed TrueType font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted TrueType file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 9.10, 10.04 LTS and 10.10. (CVE-2010-3814)

It was discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed TrueType font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted TrueType file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2010-3855).

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

Solution

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

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1013-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50491

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1013-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/5/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/4/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/26/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3311, CVE-2010-3814, CVE-2010-3855

BID: 43700, 44214

USN: 1013-1