Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : freetype vulnerabilities (USN-643-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37738 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1806
CVE-2008-1807
CVE-2008-1808