RHEL 7 : fontconfig (RHSA-2016:2601)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An update for fontconfig is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Fontconfig is designed to locate fonts within the system and select
them according to requirements specified by applications.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that cache files were insufficiently validated in
fontconfig. A local attacker could create a specially crafted cache
file to trigger arbitrary free() calls, which in turn could lead to
arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2016-5384)

Red Hat would like to thank Tobias Stoeckmann for reporting this

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94564 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5384

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