USN-3063-1: Fontconfig vulnerability

17 August 2016

Fontconfig be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • fontconfig - generic font configuration library

Details

Tobias Stoeckmann discovered that Fontconfig incorrectly handled cache
files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue with a specially
crafted cache file to elevate privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References