Amazon Linux AMI : freetype (ALAS-2015-502)

High Nessus Plugin ID 82509

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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

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)

Solution

Run 'yum update freetype' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2015-502.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82509

File Name: ala_ALAS-2015-502.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/02

Updated: 2018/04/18

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:amazon:linux:freetype, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:freetype-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:freetype-demos, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:freetype-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/01

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

ALAS: 2015-502

RHSA: 2015:0696