Debian DSA-3839-1 : freetype - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 99742

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Freetype. Opening malformed fonts may result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade the freetype packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.5.2-3+deb8u2.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=856971

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=861220

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=861308

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/freetype

https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3839

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 99742

File Name: debian_DSA-3839.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/1/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

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:freetype, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/28/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10244, CVE-2017-8105, CVE-2017-8287

DSA: 3839