USN-2627-1: t1utils vulnerability

03 June 2015

t1utils could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • t1utils - Collection of simple Type 1 font manipulation programs

Details

Jakub Wilk discovered that t1utils incorrectly handled certain malformed fonts.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
font, a remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of
service, 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 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References