USN-3409-1: FontForge vulnerabilities

04 September 2017

Several security issues were fixed in FontForge.

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that FontForge was vulnerable to a heap-based buffer
over-read. A remote attacker could use a crafted file to DoS or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-11568, CVE-2017-11569, CVE-2017-11572)

It was discovered that FontForge was vulnerable to a stack-based buffer
overflow. A remote attacker could use a crafted file to DoS or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-11571)

It was discovered that FontForge was vulnerable to a heap-based buffer
overflow. A remote attacker could use a crafted file to DoS or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-11574)

It was discovered that FontForge was vulnerable to a buffer over-read.
A remote attacker could use a crafted file to DoS or execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2017-11575, CVE-2017-11577)

It was discovered that FontForge wasn't correctly checking the sign of
a vector size. A remote attacker could use a crafted file to DoS.
(CVE-2017-11576)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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