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USN-466-1: freetype vulnerability

30 May 2007

freetype vulnerability



Victor Stinner discovered that freetype did not correctly verify the
number of points in a TrueType font. If a user were tricked into using
a specially crafted font, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code
with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.04
  • libfreetype6 - 2.2.1-5ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 6.10
  • libfreetype6 - 2.2.1-5ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 6.06
  • libfreetype6 - 2.1.10-1ubuntu2.4

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session or
reboot your computer to effect the necessary changes.