SUSE SLES11 Security Update : freetype2 (SUSE-SU-2016:1149-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 90758


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update of the freetype2 library fixes two security issues :

- An infinite loop in parse_encoding in t1load.c (CVE-2014-9745, bsc#945849)

- Use of uninitialized memory in ps_parser_load_field, t42_parse_font_matrix and t1_parse_font_matrix (CVE-2014-9747, bsc#947966)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp4-freetype2-12528=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-freetype2-12528=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-freetype2-12528=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90758

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1149-1.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/27/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:freetype2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ft2demos, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/25/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/14/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9745, CVE-2014-9747