CentOS 4 / 5 : freetype (CESA-2010:0578)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48217

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 4 and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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. The freetype packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 provide both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2 font engines. The freetype packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 provide only the FreeType 2 font engine.

An invalid memory management flaw was found in the way the FreeType font engine processed font files. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-2498)

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font engine processed font files. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-2500)

Several buffer overflow flaws were found in the way the FreeType font engine processed font files. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-2499, CVE-2010-2519)

Several buffer overflow flaws were found in the FreeType demo applications. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with a demo application, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2010-2527, CVE-2010-2541)

Red Hat would like to thank Robert Swiecki of the Google Security Team for the discovery of the CVE-2010-2498, CVE-2010-2500, CVE-2010-2499, CVE-2010-2519, and CVE-2010-2527 issues.

Note: All of the issues in this erratum only affect the FreeType 2 font engine.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches 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?b9d2110d

http://www.nessus.org/u?eb8b8ddf

http://www.nessus.org/u?b78c705f

http://www.nessus.org/u?fecd5c92

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48217

File Name: centos_RHSA-2010-0578.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/08/03

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/08/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2498, CVE-2010-2499, CVE-2010-2500, CVE-2010-2519, CVE-2010-2527, CVE-2010-2541

BID: 60740, 60750

RHSA: 2010:0578