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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3370-1 (freetype - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

It was discovered that FreeType did not properly handle some malformed inputs. This could allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted font files.

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 the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.4.9-1.1+deb7u2. For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.5.2-3+deb8u1. For the testing distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.6-1. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.6-1. We recommend that you upgrade your freetype packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)