Debian DSA-3461-1 : freetype - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 88496

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VPR Score: 5.9


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


Mateusz Jurczyk discovered multiple vulnerabilities in Freetype.
Opening malformed fonts may result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the freetype packages.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.9-1.1+deb7u3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88496

File Name: debian_DSA-3461.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/01

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9674

DSA: 3461