Scientific Linux Security Update : freetype on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font engine
processed TTF font files. If a user loaded a carefully crafted font
file with a program linked against FreeType, it could cause the
application to crash or execute arbitrary code. While it is uncommon
for a user to explicitly load a font file, there are several
application file formats which contain embedded fonts that are parsed
by FreeType. (CVE-2007-2754)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60197 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2754