Debian DLA-185-1 : freetype security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 82479
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered multiple vulnerabilities in Freetype.
Opening malformed fonts may result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 2.4.2-2.1+squeeze5.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems were fixed in version 2.4.9-1.1+deb7u1.

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/2015/03/msg00022.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/freetype

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82479

File Name: debian_DLA-185.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/1/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/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:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/31/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9656, CVE-2014-9657, CVE-2014-9658, CVE-2014-9660, CVE-2014-9661, CVE-2014-9663, CVE-2014-9664, CVE-2014-9665, CVE-2014-9666, CVE-2014-9667, CVE-2014-9669, CVE-2014-9670, CVE-2014-9671, CVE-2014-9672, CVE-2014-9673, CVE-2014-9674, CVE-2014-9675

BID: 72986