Debian DLA-918-1 : freetype security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 99692


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was found that an out of bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow could be triggered in freetype via a crafted font.

This update also reverts the fix for CVE-2016-10328, as it was determined that freetype 2.4.9 is not affected by that issue.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2.4.9-1.1+deb7u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your freetype packages.

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 99692

File Name: debian_DLA-918.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/27/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freetype2-demos, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libfreetype6, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libfreetype6-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libfreetype6-udeb, 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: 4/26/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8105