Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : freetype2 (MDVSA-2010:201)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in freetype2 :

Marc Schoenefeld found an input stream position error in the way
FreeType font rendering engine processed input file streams. If a user
loaded a specially crafted font file with an application linked
against FreeType and relevant font glyphs were subsequently rendered
with the X FreeType library (libXft), it could cause the application
to crash or, possibly execute arbitrary code (integer overflow leading
to heap-based buffer overflow in the libXft library) with the
privileges of the user running the application. Different
vulnerability than CVE-2010-1797 (CVE-2010-3311).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49971 ()

Bugtraq ID: 43700

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3311

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