Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : freetype2 (MDVSA-2010:149)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in freetype2 :

Multiple stack overflow flaws have been reported in the way FreeType
font rendering engine processed certain CFF opcodes. An attacker could
use these flaws to create a specially crafted font file that, when
opened, would cause an application linked against libfreetype to
crash, or, possibly execute arbitrary code (CVE-2010-1797).

Packages for 2008.0 and 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended
Maintenance Program. Please visit this link to learn more:
http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?cPath=149&products_id=4
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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=621144

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 48319 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-149.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 42241

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1797

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