USN-643-1: FreeType vulnerabilities

11 September 2008

FreeType vulnerabilities

Releases

Packages

  • freetype -

Details

Multiple flaws were discovered in the PFB and TTF font handling code
in freetype. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted
font file, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user
privileges or cause the application linked against freetype to crash,
leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.06

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