Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : freetype vulnerability (USN-466-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28066 ()

Bugtraq ID: 24074

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2754