Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : freetype vulnerabilities (USN-2739-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 85907
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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 font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or hang, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly expose uninitialized memory.

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Solution

Update the affected libfreetype6 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2739-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85907

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2739-1.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/11/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libfreetype6, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/10/2015

Reference Information

USN: 2739-1