CentOS 3 / 4 : freetype (CESA-2007:0403)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 25462
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated freetype packages that fix a security flaw are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine.

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font engine processed TTF font files. If a user loaded a carefully crafted font file with a program linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or execute arbitrary code. While it is uncommon for a user to explicitly load a font file, there are several application file formats which contain embedded fonts that are parsed by FreeType. (CVE-2007-2754)

Users of FreeType should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution

Update the affected freetype packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?95868228

http://www.nessus.org/u?4efdceb5

http://www.nessus.org/u?fd5d8543

http://www.nessus.org/u?7ab3304a

http://www.nessus.org/u?8f588974

http://www.nessus.org/u?5fe83148

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25462

File Name: centos_RHSA-2007-0403.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/12/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freetype, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freetype-demos, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freetype-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freetype-utils, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/11/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/17/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2754

BID: 24074

RHSA: 2007:0403