Scientific Linux Security Update : freetype on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61295

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.

Multiple flaws were found in the way FreeType handled TrueType Font (TTF), Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF), Windows .fnt and .fon, and PostScript Type 1 fonts. If a specially crafted font file was loaded by an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2012-1134, CVE-2012-1136, CVE-2012-1142, CVE-2012-1144)

Multiple flaws were found in the way FreeType handled fonts in various formats. If a specially crafted font file was loaded by an application linked against FreeType, it could cause the application to crash.
(CVE-2012-1126, CVE-2012-1127, CVE-2012-1130, CVE-2012-1131, CVE-2012-1132, CVE-2012-1137, CVE-2012-1139, CVE-2012-1140, CVE-2012-1141, CVE-2012-1143)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct these issues. 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?42ce5d83

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61295

File Name: sl_20120410_freetype_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2018/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2012/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1126, CVE-2012-1127, CVE-2012-1130, CVE-2012-1131, CVE-2012-1132, CVE-2012-1134, CVE-2012-1136, CVE-2012-1137, CVE-2012-1139, CVE-2012-1140, CVE-2012-1141, CVE-2012-1142, CVE-2012-1143, CVE-2012-1144