Scientific Linux Security Update : freetype on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open
and manage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual
glyphs efficiently. These packages provide the FreeType 2 font engine.

A flaw was found in the way the FreeType font rendering engine
processed certain PostScript Type 1 fonts. 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-2011-0226)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct this issue. 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?e240846d

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61089 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0226