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USN-1335-1: t1lib vulnerabilities

19 January 2012

t1lib could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted font file.

Releases

Packages

  • t1lib - Type 1 font rasterizer library - runtime

Details

Jon Larimer discovered that t1lib did not properly parse AFM fonts. If a
user were tricked into using a specially crafted font file, a remote
attacker could cause t1lib to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with
user privileges. (CVE-2010-2642, CVE-2011-0433)

Jonathan Brossard discovered that t1lib did not correctly handle certain
malformed font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted
font file, a remote attacker could cause t1lib to crash. (CVE-2011-1552,
CVE-2011-1553, CVE-2011-1554)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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