CentOS 8 : harfbuzz (CESA-2024:2980)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197691

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the CESA-2024:2980 advisory.

- hb-ot-layout-gsubgpos.hh in HarfBuzz through 6.0.0 allows attackers to trigger O(n^2) growth via consecutive marks during the process of looking back for base glyphs when attaching marks.
(CVE-2023-25193)

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

Solution

Update the affected harfbuzz, harfbuzz-devel and / or harfbuzz-icu packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2024:2980

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197691

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2024-2980.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/22/2024

Updated: 5/22/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-25193

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/4/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-25193

RHSA: 2024:2980