EulerOS Virtualization : freetype (EulerOS-SA-2020-1491)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 135653


The remote EulerOS Virtualization host is missing multiple security updates.


According to the versions of the freetype package installed, the EulerOS Virtualization installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- The t42_parse_encoding function in type42/t42parse.c in FreeType before 2.5.4 does not properly update the current position for immediates-only mode, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a Type42 font.(CVE-2014-9747)

- FreeType before 2.6.2 has a heap-based buffer over-read in tt_cmap14_validate in sfnt/ttcmap.c.(CVE-2015-9383)

- FreeType before 2.6.1 has a buffer over-read in skip_comment in psaux/psobjs.c because ps_parser_skip_PS_token is mishandled in an FT_New_Memory_Face operation.(CVE-2015-9382)

- FreeType before 2.6.1 has a heap-based buffer over-read in T1_Get_Private_Dict in type1/t1parse.c.(CVE-2015-9381)

- In FreeType before 2.6.1, a buffer over-read occurs in type1/t1parse.c on function T1_Get_Private_Dict where there is no check that the new values of cur and limit are sensible before going to Again.(CVE-2015-9290)

- The parse_encoding function in type1/t1load.c in FreeType before 2.5.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a 'broken number-with-base' in a Postscript stream, as demonstrated by 8#garbage.(CVE-2014-9745)

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


Update the affected freetype packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 135653

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2020-1491.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 4/16/2020

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


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:huawei:euleros:freetype, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:uvp:

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/16/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9745, CVE-2014-9747, CVE-2015-9290, CVE-2015-9381, CVE-2015-9382, CVE-2015-9383