CentOS Update for graphite2 CESA-2016:0594 centos7

Published: 2016-04-11 07:17:16
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Summary:
Check the version of graphite2

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Graphite2 is a project within SIL's Non-Roman Script Initiative and Language Software Development groups to provide rendering capabilities for complex non-Roman writing systems. Graphite can be used to create 'smart fonts' capable of displaying writing systems with various complex behaviors. With respect to the Text Encoding Model, Graphite handles the 'Rendering' aspect of writing system implementation. The following Linux Distribution Packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version: graphite2 (1.3.6). Security Fix(es): * Various vulnerabilities have been discovered in Graphite2. An attacker able to trick an unsuspecting user into opening specially crafted font files in an application using Graphite2 could exploit these flaws to cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application. (CVE-2016-1521, CVE-2016-1522, CVE-2016-1523, CVE-2016-1526)

Affected Versions:
graphite2 on CentOS 7

Recommendations:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-1521
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-1522
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-1523
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-1526

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2016-April/021811.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3
Published
2016-04-11
Modified
2019-03-08
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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