Amazon Linux AMI : freetype Input Validation Flaws (ALAS-2011-20)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

Multiple input validation flaws were found in the way FreeType
processed CID-keyed fonts. 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-2011-3439)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e3902b0c

Solution :

Run 'yum upgrade freetype' to upgrade your system.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69579 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3439