Debian DSA-3461-1 : freetype - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 88496
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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: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/1/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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

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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9674

DSA: 3461