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

high Nessus Plugin ID 61111
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Synopsis

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

Description

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 both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2 font engines.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType library handled malformed font files compressed using UNIX compress. If a user loaded a specially crafted compressed 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-2011-2895)

Note: This issue only affects the FreeType 2 font engine.

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?760a416c

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61111

File Name: sl_20110815_freetype_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: 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: 8/15/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2895