Scientific Linux Security Update : freetype on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60898
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType font rendering engine processed certain TrueType GX fonts. 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-2010-3855)
Note: This issue 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.