USN-2927-1: graphite2 vulnerabilities
14 March 2016
graphite2 could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted font.
- graphite2 - Font rendering engine for Complex Scripts
It was discovered that graphite2 incorrectly handled certain malformed
fonts. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially-
crafted font file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause
graphite2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. After a standard system update you need to restart applications
using graphite2, such as LibreOffice, to make all the necessary changes.