Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : freetype vulnerabilities (USN-291-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Several integer overflows have been discovered in the FreeType
library. By tricking a user into installing and/or opening a specially
crafted font file, these could be exploited to execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of that user.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected freetype2-demos, libfreetype6 and / or
libfreetype6-dev packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27863 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0747