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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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
application. (CVE-2009-0946)

Chris Evans discovered multiple integer overflow flaws in the FreeType
font engine. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with an
application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to
crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the application. (CVE-2006-1861)

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font engine
processed TrueType&reg
Font (TTF) files. If a user loaded a
carefully-crafted font file with an application linked against
FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application. (CVE-2007-2754)

A flaw was discovered in the FreeType TTF font-file format parser when
the TrueType virtual machine Byte Code Interpreter (BCI) is enabled.
If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with an application
linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or,
possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application. (CVE-2008-1808)

The X server must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this
update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d354ac8f

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60588 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1861
CVE-2007-2754
CVE-2008-1808
CVE-2009-0946