Scientific Linux Security Update : freetype on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60197
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Synopsis

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

Description

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)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?36f72a4c

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60197

File Name: sl_20070611_freetype_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 6/11/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2754