Scientific Linux Security Update : freetype on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 61089


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


FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open and manage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual glyphs efficiently. These packages provide the FreeType 2 font engine.

A flaw was found in the way the FreeType font rendering engine processed certain PostScript Type 1 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-2011-0226)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The X server must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61089

File Name: sl_20110721_freetype_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2011/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0226