Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : graphite2 vulnerabilities (USN-2902-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 88837


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Yves Younan discovered that graphite2 incorrectly handled certain malformed fonts. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially- crafted font file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause graphite2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libgraphite2-3 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88837

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2902-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/18

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UC


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:U/RC:U

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgraphite2-3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/17

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 134244, 134245, 134246

USN: 2902-1