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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for freetype RHSA-2011:1085-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'freetype'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
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. 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.

Affected Software/OS:
freetype on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-0226
BugTraq ID: 48619
Debian Security Information: DSA-2294 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2011:0853 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2011:0852 (Google Search)
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