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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
Multiple flaws were discovered in FreeType's Printer Font Binary (PFB)
and TrueType Font (TTF) font-file format parsers. If a user loaded a
carefully crafted font-file with a program linked against FreeType, it
could cause the application to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2008-1806, CVE-2008-1807, CVE-2008-1808)
Note: the flaw in FreeType's TrueType Font (TTF) font-file format
parser, covered by CVE-2008-1808, did not affect the freetype packages
as shipped in Scientific Linux 3, 4, and 5, as they are not compiled
with TTF Byte Code Interpreter (BCI) support.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60427 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-1806CVE-2008-1807CVE-2008-1808
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