SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : freetype2 (SUSE-SU-2018:0414-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 106747



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for freetype2 fixes the following security issues :

- CVE-2016-10244: Make sure that the parse_charstrings function in type1/t1load.c does ensure that a font contains a glyph name to prevent a DoS through a heap-based buffer over-read or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted file (bsc#1028103)

- CVE-2017-8105: Fix an out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the t1_decoder_parse_charstrings function in psaux/ (bsc#1035807)

- CVE-2017-8287: an out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the t1_builder_close_contour function in psaux/psobjs.c (bsc#1036457)

- Fix several integer overflow issues in truetype/ttinterp.c (bsc#1079600)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-286=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2018-286=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2018-286=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-286=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2018-286=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-286=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2018-286=1

SUSE CaaS Platform ALL:zypper in -t patch SUSE-CAASP-ALL-2018-286=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 106747

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0414-1.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/12/2018

Updated: 1/13/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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


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:novell:suse_linux:freetype2-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ft2demos, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libfreetype6, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libfreetype6-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/9/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/6/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10244, CVE-2017-7864, CVE-2017-8105, CVE-2017-8287