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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated freetype packages that fix various security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open
and manage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual
glyphs efficiently. These packages provide the FreeType 2 font engine.
Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered several integer
overflow flaws in the FreeType 2 font engine. If a user loaded a
carefully-crafted font file with an application linked against
FreeType 2, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct these issues. The X server must be
restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected freetype, freetype-demos and / or freetype-devel
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 38873 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2009-0946