Debian DSA-3370-1 : freetype - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 86304
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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: Critical

ID: 86304

File Name: debian_DSA-3370.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/7/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

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: 10/6/2015

Reference Information

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

DSA: 3370