RHEL 4 : frysk (RHSA-2011:1327)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated frysk package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

frysk is an execution-analysis technology implemented using native
Java and C++. It provides developers and system administrators with
the ability to examine and analyze multi-host, multi-process, and
multithreaded systems while they are running. frysk is released as a
Technology Preview for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in HarfBuzz, an OpenType text shaping
engine used in the embedded Pango library. If a frysk application were
used to debug or trace a process that uses HarfBuzz while it loaded a
specially-crafted font file, it could cause the application to crash
or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application. (CVE-2011-3193)

Users of frysk are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue. All running frysk
applications must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-3193.html
https://access.redhat.com/support/offerings/techpreview/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1327.html

Solution :

Update the affected frysk package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56254 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3193