CentOS 6 : freetype (CESA-2019:4254)

high Nessus Plugin ID 132403
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The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for freetype is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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.

FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open and manage font files. FreeType loads, hints, and renders individual glyphs efficiently.

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)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.


Update the affected freetype packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 132403

File Name: centos_RHSA-2019-4254.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/27/2019

Updated: 12/31/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-9381


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:centos:centos:freetype, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freetype-demos, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freetype-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/24/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/3/2019

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2019:4254