SUSE SLES11 Security Update : freetype2 (SUSE-SU-2018:0462-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 106896



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


This update for freetype2 fixes the following issues: Security issue fixed :

- CVE-2016-10244: The parse_charstrings function in type1/t1load.c did not ensure that a font contains a glyph name, which allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted file (bsc#1028103).

- CVE-2017-8105: Fixed 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)

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 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-freetype2-13472=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-freetype2-13472=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-freetype2-13472=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 106896

File Name: suse_SU-2018-0462-1.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/20/2018

Updated: 1/19/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:freetype2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ft2demos, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/16/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/6/2017

Reference Information

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