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 :

Two stack overflow flaws were found in the way the FreeType font
engine processed certain Compact Font Format (CFF) character strings
(opcodes). If a user loaded a specially-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-2010-1797)

Note: CVE-2010-1797 only affects the FreeType 2 font engine.

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?f185deb0

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60830 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1797