Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : freetype (ELSA-2007-0403)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67512

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0403 :

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

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-June/000171.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-June/000178.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-June/000220.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67512

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0403.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

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:oracle:linux:freetype, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:freetype-demos, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:freetype-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:freetype-utils, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2754

BID: 24074

RHSA: 2007:0403