Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : freetype2 (MDVSA-2010:201)
High Nessus Plugin ID 49971
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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).
Packages for 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended Maintenance Program. Please visit this link to learn more:
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.