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The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0889 :
Updated freetype packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.
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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 provide both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2 font engines. The
freetype packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 provide only
the FreeType 2 font engine.
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType
font rendering engine processed certain TrueType GX 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-2010-3855)
Note: This issue only affects the FreeType 2 font engine.
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 :
Update the affected freetype packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 68142 ()
Bugtraq ID: 44214
CVE ID: CVE-2010-3855
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