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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 60588
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Synopsis

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

Description

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered several integer overflow flaws in the FreeType 2 font engine. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType 2, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2009-0946)

Chris Evans discovered multiple integer overflow flaws in the FreeType font engine. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2006-1861)

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font engine processed TrueType® Font (TTF) files. If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2007-2754)

A flaw was discovered in the FreeType TTF font-file format parser when the TrueType virtual machine Byte Code Interpreter (BCI) is enabled.
If a user loaded a carefully-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2008-1808)

The X server must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a7782c2c

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60588

File Name: sl_20090522_freetype_on_SL3_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: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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: 5/22/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1861, CVE-2007-2754, CVE-2008-1808, CVE-2009-0946

CWE: 189