Ubuntu 10.10 / 11.04 : freetype vulnerability (USN-1173-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 55688
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed Type 1 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.

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Solution

Update the affected libfreetype6 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1173-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55688

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1173-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/26/2011

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libfreetype6, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/25/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/19/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0226

BID: 48619

USN: 1173-1