Debian Security Advisory DSA 3839-1 (freetype - security update)

Published: 2017-04-27 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
freetype on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.5.2-3+deb8u2. We recommend that you upgrade your freetype Linux Distribution Packages.

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

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-10244
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-8105
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-8287

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3839.html

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5

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