Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : freetype vulnerabilities (USN-972-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially
crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 48361 ()

Bugtraq ID: 42241
42285
60740

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1797
CVE-2010-2541
CVE-2010-2805
CVE-2010-2806
CVE-2010-2807
CVE-2010-2808