CentOS 5 : freetype (CESA-2009:1061)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 43752

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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated freetype packages that fix various security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open and manage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual glyphs efficiently. These packages provide the FreeType 2 font engine.

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered several integer overflow flaws in the FreeType 2 font engine. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType 2, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2009-0946)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct these issues. The X server must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected freetype packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?7e44c5a5

http://www.nessus.org/u?b620c964

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 43752

File Name: centos_RHSA-2009-1061.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/6/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freetype, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freetype-demos, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freetype-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/22/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/16/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0946

RHSA: 2009:1061

CWE: 189