Scientific Linux Security Update : freetype on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way the FreeType font rendering engine
processed certain Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) 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-2012-5669)

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?1d9b768c

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64424 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5669