USN-1403-1: FreeType vulnerabilities

23 March 2012

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

Releases

Packages

  • freetype - FreeType 2 is a font engine library

Details

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed BDF font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted
font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash. (CVE-2012-1126)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed BDF font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted
font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash. (CVE-2012-1127)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed TrueType font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially
crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash.
(CVE-2012-1128)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed Type42 font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially
crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash.
(CVE-2012-1129)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed PCF font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted
font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash. (CVE-2012-1130)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed TrueType font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially
crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash.
(CVE-2012-1131)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed Type1 font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially
crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash.
(CVE-2012-1132)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed BDF font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted
font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or possibly execute
arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2012-1133)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed Type1 font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially
crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or possibly
execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2012-1134)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed TrueType font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially
crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash.
(CVE-2012-1135)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed BDF font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted
font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or possibly execute
arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2012-1136)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed BDF font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted
font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash. (CVE-2012-1137)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed TrueType font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially
crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash.
(CVE-2012-1138)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed BDF font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted
font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash. (CVE-2012-1139)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed PostScript font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially
crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash.
(CVE-2012-1140)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed BDF font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted
font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash. (CVE-2012-1141)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed Windows FNT/FON font files. If a user were tricked into using a
specially crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash.
(CVE-2012-1142)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType 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 FreeType to crash. (CVE-2012-1143)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed TrueType font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially
crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or possibly
execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2012-1144)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.