Debian DLA-319-1 : freetype security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 86211


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Sergey Gorbaty reported issues related to the FreeType font engine.
FreeType improperly handled certain malformed font files, allowing remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service when specially crafted font files were used.

For Debian 6 'Squeeze', these issues have been fixed in freetype version 2.4.2-2.1+squeeze6. We recommend you to upgrade your freetype packages.

Learn more about the Debian Long Term Support (LTS) Project and how to apply these updates at:

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.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 86211

File Name: debian_DLA-319.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/1/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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: 9/30/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9745, CVE-2014-9746, CVE-2014-9747