Scientific Linux Security Update : frysk on SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?166efb30

Solution :

Update the affected frysk and / or frysk-debuginfo 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: 61138 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3193