Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : freetype2 (MDVSA-2011:157)

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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 :

FreeType allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a
denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted font
(CVE-2011-3256).

A regression was found in freetype2 in Mandriva Enterprise Server 5
that caused ugly font rendering with firefox (#63892).

Additionally, improvements conserning the LZW handling (as noted in
the freetype-2.4.7 version) was added.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56598 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50155

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3256

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