USN-963-1: FreeType vulnerabilities

20 July 2010

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Details

Robert Święcki discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted
font file, 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 9.10
Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 6.06
Ubuntu 10.04

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