FreeBSD : graphite2 -- code execution vulnerability (8f10fa04-cf6a-11e5-96d6-14dae9d210b8)

high Nessus Plugin ID 88672


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Talos reports :

- An exploitable denial of service vulnerability exists in the font handling of Libgraphite. A specially crafted font can cause an out-of-bounds read potentially resulting in an information leak or denial of service.

- A specially crafted font can cause a buffer overflow resulting in potential code execution.

- An exploitable NULL pointer dereference exists in the bidirectional font handling functionality of Libgraphite. A specially crafted font can cause a NULL pointer dereference resulting in a crash.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88672

File Name: freebsd_pkg_8f10fa04cf6a11e596d614dae9d210b8.nasl

Version: 2.17

Type: local

Published: 2/10/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:graphite2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:silgraphite, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2/9/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/5/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1521, CVE-2016-1522, CVE-2016-1523, CVE-2016-1526