RHEL 8 : harfbuzz (RHSA-2024:2980)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197781


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update for harfbuzz.


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

HarfBuzz is an implementation of the OpenType Layout engine.

Security Fix(es):

* harfbuzz: allows attackers to trigger O(n^2) growth via consecutive marks (CVE-2023-25193)

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.

Additional Changes:

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.10 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux security advisory.

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


Update the RHEL harfbuzz package based on the guidance in RHSA-2024:2980.

See Also






Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197781

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2024-2980.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/23/2024

Updated: 5/23/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


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


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: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:harfbuzz-icu, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:harfbuzz-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:harfbuzz, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/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

CWE: 770

RHSA: 2024:2980