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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 848-1] freetype security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

It was discovered that there was a denial of service vulnerability in freetype, a font rendering library. The parse_charstrings function did not ensure that a font contains a glyph name, which allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a specially-crafted file.

Affected Software

Affected Software

freetype on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in freetype version 2.4.9-1.1+deb7u4. We recommend that you upgrade your freetype packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)