SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated freetype packages that fix a security flaw are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine.
An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font engine processed TTF font files. If a user loaded a carefully crafted font file with a program linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or execute arbitrary code. While it is uncommon for a user to explicitly load a font file, there are several application file formats which contain embedded fonts that are parsed by FreeType. (CVE-2007-2754)
Users of FreeType should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected freetype packages.