FreeBSD : graphite2 -- multiple vulnerabilities (adffe823-e692-4921-ae9c-0b825c218372)

High Nessus Plugin ID 89767


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


Mozilla Foundation reports :

Security researcher Holger Fuhrmannek and Mozilla security engineer Tyson Smith reported a number of security vulnerabilities in the Graphite 2 library affecting version 1.3.5.

The issue reported by Holger Fuhrmannek is a mechanism to induce stack corruption with a malicious graphite font. This leads to a potentially exploitable crash when the font is loaded.

Tyson Smith used the Address Sanitizer tool in concert with a custom software fuzzer to find a series of uninitialized memory, out-of-bounds read, and out-of-bounds write errors when working with fuzzed graphite fonts.

Security researcher James Clawson used the Address Sanitizer tool to discover an out-of-bounds write in the Graphite 2 library when loading a crafted Graphite font file. This results in a potentially exploitable crash.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89767

File Name: freebsd_pkg_adffe823e6924921ae9c0b825c218372.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/03/09

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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


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-firefox, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-seamonkey, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-thunderbird, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1969, CVE-2016-1977, CVE-2016-2790, CVE-2016-2791, CVE-2016-2792, CVE-2016-2793, CVE-2016-2794, CVE-2016-2795, CVE-2016-2796, CVE-2016-2797, CVE-2016-2798, CVE-2016-2799, CVE-2016-2800, CVE-2016-2801, CVE-2016-2802