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

high Nessus Plugin ID 82262
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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: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/26/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: 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: 3/18/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2015

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