RHEL 8 : freeglut (RHSA-2024:3120)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197782


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates for freeglut.


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

freeglut is a completely open source alternative to the OpenGL Utility Toolkit (GLUT) library with an OSI approved free software license.

Security Fix(es):

* freeglut: memory leak via glutAddSubMenu() function (CVE-2024-24258)

* freeglut: memory leak via glutAddMenuEntry() function (CVE-2024-24259)

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 these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the RHEL freeglut package based on the guidance in RHSA-2024:3120.

See Also







Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197782

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2024-3120.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/23/2024

Updated: 5/23/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus 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: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:freeglut, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:freeglut-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8

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

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

CWE: 401

RHSA: 2024:3120