Scientific Linux Security Update : freetype on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60830
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionTwo stack overflow flaws were found in the way the FreeType font engine processed certain Compact Font Format (CFF) character strings (opcodes). If a user loaded a specially 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-2010-1797)
Note: CVE-2010-1797 only affects the FreeType 2 font engine.
The X server must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.