Debian DSA-3370-1 : freetype - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 86304

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that FreeType did not properly handle some malformed inputs. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted font files.


Upgrade the freetype packages.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.4.9-1.1+deb7u2.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.5.2-3+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86304

File Name: debian_DSA-3370.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/07

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freetype, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/10/06

Reference Information

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

DSA: 3370