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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. The freetype packages for Scientific Linux 4
provide both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2 font engines. The freetype
packages for Scientific Linux 5 and 6 provide only the FreeType 2 font
Multiple input validation flaws were found in the way FreeType
processed bitmap font files. If a specially crafted font file was
loaded by an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the
application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2011-3256)
Note: These issues only affected the FreeType 2 font engine.
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct these issues. The X server must be
restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61164 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-3256
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