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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

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.

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