RHEL 5 / 6 : freetype (RHSA-2012:0467)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 58674

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated freetype packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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.

Multiple flaws were found in the way FreeType handled TrueType Font (TTF), Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF), Windows .fnt and .fon, and PostScript Type 1 fonts. If a specially crafted font file was loaded by an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2012-1134, CVE-2012-1136, CVE-2012-1142, CVE-2012-1144)

Multiple flaws were found in the way FreeType handled fonts in various formats. If a specially crafted font file was loaded by an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash.
(CVE-2012-1126, CVE-2012-1127, CVE-2012-1130, CVE-2012-1131, CVE-2012-1132, CVE-2012-1137, CVE-2012-1139, CVE-2012-1140, CVE-2012-1141, CVE-2012-1143)

Red Hat would like to thank Mateusz Jurczyk of the Google Security Team for reporting these issues.

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 packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012:0467

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1131

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1130

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1132

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1126

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1127

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1137

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1136

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1139

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1143

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1141

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1144

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1140

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1142

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2012-1134

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 58674

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-0467.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/11/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:freetype, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:freetype-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:freetype-demos, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:freetype-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/10/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/25/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1126, CVE-2012-1127, CVE-2012-1130, CVE-2012-1131, CVE-2012-1132, CVE-2012-1134, CVE-2012-1136, CVE-2012-1137, CVE-2012-1139, CVE-2012-1140, CVE-2012-1141, CVE-2012-1142, CVE-2012-1143, CVE-2012-1144

BID: 52318

RHSA: 2012:0467