Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : freetype vulnerability (USN-767-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle
certain large values in font files. If a user were tricked into using
a specially crafted font file, a remote attacker could execute
arbitrary code with user privileges.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38196 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34550

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0946