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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870507
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for freetype RHSA-2011:1402-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'freetype'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'freetype'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
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. The freetype packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 provide
both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2 font engines. The freetype packages for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 provide only the FreeType 2 font engine.

Multiple input validation flaws were found in the way FreeType processed
bitmap font files. 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-2011-3256)

Note: These issues only affected the FreeType 2 font engine.

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.

Affected Software/OS:
freetype on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
4.3

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-3256
http://lists.apple.com/archives/Security-announce/2011//Oct/msg00001.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2012/Feb/msg00000.html
BugTraq ID: 50155
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/50155
Debian Security Information: DSA-2328 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2328
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-November/069100.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:157
http://secunia.com/advisories/48951
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2011:1307 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2011-12/msg00008.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:0015 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-01/msg00003.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:0047 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-01/msg00012.html
XForce ISS Database: appleios-freetype-code-exec(70552)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/70552
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2011 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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