USN-1686-1: FreeType vulnerabilities

14 January 2013

freetype vulnerabilities

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 or
possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 10.04

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