Scientific Linux Security Update : freetype on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20150318)

High Nessus Plugin ID 82262

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple integer overflow flaws and an integer signedness flaw, leading to heap-based buffer overflows, were found in the way FreeType handled Mac 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-2014-9673, CVE-2014-9674)

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 or, possibly, disclose a portion of the application memory.
(CVE-2014-9657, CVE-2014-9658, CVE-2014-9660, CVE-2014-9661, CVE-2014-9663, CVE-2014-9664, CVE-2014-9667, CVE-2014-9669, CVE-2014-9670, CVE-2014-9671, CVE-2014-9675)

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?3155ae14

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82262

File Name: sl_20150318_freetype_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Updated: 2020/02/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:freetype, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:freetype-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:freetype-demos, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:freetype-devel, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/02/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9657, CVE-2014-9658, CVE-2014-9660, CVE-2014-9661, CVE-2014-9663, CVE-2014-9664, CVE-2014-9667, CVE-2014-9669, CVE-2014-9670, CVE-2014-9671, CVE-2014-9673, CVE-2014-9674, CVE-2014-9675