Oracle Linux 7 : fontconfig (ELSA-2016-2601)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94720


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2601 :

An update for fontconfig is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Fontconfig is designed to locate fonts within the system and select them according to requirements specified by applications.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that cache files were insufficiently validated in fontconfig. A local attacker could create a specially crafted cache file to trigger arbitrary free() calls, which in turn could lead to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2016-5384)

Red Hat would like to thank Tobias Stoeckmann for reporting this issue.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected fontconfig packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94720

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-2601.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/11

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:fontconfig, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:fontconfig-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:fontconfig-devel-doc, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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: 2016/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5384

OSVDB: 142659

RHSA: 2016:2601