Debian DLA-319-1 : freetype security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 86211
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

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: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/

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/2015/09/msg00017.html

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

https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/

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

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

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

CVSS v3

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: 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