Scientific Linux Security Update : freetype on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20191217)

high Nessus Plugin ID 132306
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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security Fix(es) :

- freetype: a heap-based buffer over-read in T1_Get_Private_Dict in type1/t1parse.c leading to information disclosure (CVE-2015-9381)

- freetype: mishandling ps_parser_skip_PS_token in an FT_New_Memory_Face operation in skip_comment, psaux/psobjs.c, leads to a buffer over-read (CVE-2015-9382)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 132306

File Name: sl_20191217_freetype_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/19/2019

Updated: 2/24/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:freetype, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:freetype-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:freetype-demos, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:freetype-devel, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/17/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/3/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-9381, CVE-2015-9382