CentOS 8 : freeglut (CESA-2024:3120)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197672


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


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2024:3120 advisory.

- freeglut 3.4.0 was discovered to contain a memory leak via the menuEntry variable in the glutAddSubMenu function. (CVE-2024-24258)

- freeglut through 3.4.0 was discovered to contain a memory leak via the menuEntry variable in the glutAddMenuEntry function. (CVE-2024-24259)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected freeglut and / or freeglut-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197672

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2024-3120.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/22/2024

Updated: 5/22/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-24259


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8-stream, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freeglut, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freeglut-devel

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/5/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-24258, CVE-2024-24259

RHSA: 2024:3120