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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1061
The remote host is missing updates to FreeType announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:1061.

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered several integer
overflow flaws in the FreeType 2 font engine. If a user loaded a
carefully-crafted font file with an application linked against FreeType 2,
it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running the application.

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.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

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CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-0946
BugTraq ID: 34550
Cert/CC Advisory: TA09-133A
Debian Security Information: DSA-1784 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:010 (Google Search)
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