Fedora 12 : freetype-2.3.11-7.fc12 (2010-17755)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 50672


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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Mon Nov 15 2010 Marek Kasik <mkasik at redhat.com> 2.3.11-7

- Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-3855.patch (Protect against invalid `runcnt' values.)

- Resolves: #651764

- Mon Oct 4 2010 Marek Kasik <mkasik at redhat.com> 2.3.11-6

- Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2805.patch (Fix comparison.)

- Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2806.patch (Protect against negative string_size. Fix comparison.)

- Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2808.patch (Check the total length of collected POST segments.)

- Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-3311.patch (Don't seek behind end of stream.)

- Resolves: #638522

- Mon Oct 4 2010 Marek Kasik <mkasik at redhat.com> 2.3.11-5

- Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-1797.patch (Check stack after execution of operations too. Skip the evaluations of the values in decoder, if cff_decoder_parse_charstrings() returns any error.)

- Resolves: #621627

- Fri Oct 1 2010 Marek Kasik <mkasik at redhat.com> 2.3.11-4

- Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2498.patch (Assure that `end_point' is not larger than `glyph->num_points')

- Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2499.patch (Check the buffer size during gathering PFB fragments)

- Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2500.patch (Use smaller threshold values for `width' and `height')

- Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2519.patch (Check `rlen' the length of fragment declared in the POST fragment header)

- Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2520.patch (Fix bounds check)

- Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2527.patch (Use precision for `%s' where appropriate to avoid buffer overflows)

- Add freetype-2.3.11-CVE-2010-2541.patch (Avoid overflow when dealing with names of axes)

- Resolves: #613299

- Thu Dec 3 2009 Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at redhat.com> 2.3.11-3

- Add freetype-2.3.11-more-demos.patch

- New demo programs ftmemchk, ftpatchk, and fttimer

- Thu Dec 3 2009 Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at redhat.com> 2.3.11-2

- Second try. Drop upstreamed patches.

- Thu Dec 3 2009 Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at redhat.com> 2.3.11-1

- 2.3.11

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Update the affected freetype package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50672

File Name: fedora_2010-17755.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/22/2010

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:freetype, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/15/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3855

BID: 44214

FEDORA: 2010-17755