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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
frysk is an execution-analysis technology implemented using native
Java and C++. It provides developers and system administrators with
the ability to examine and analyze multi-host, multi-process, and
multithreaded systems while they are running. frysk is released as a
Technology Preview for Scientific Linux 4.
A buffer overflow flaw was found in HarfBuzz, an OpenType text shaping
engine used in the embedded Pango library. If a frysk application were
used to debug or trace a process that uses HarfBuzz while it loaded a
specially-crafted font file, it could cause the application to crash
or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application. (CVE-2011-3193)
Users of frysk are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue. All running frysk
applications must be restarted for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected frysk and / or frysk-debuginfo packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61138 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-3193