Ubuntu 10.10 / 11.04 : freetype vulnerability (USN-1173-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed Type 1 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 libfreetype6 package.

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:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55688 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48619

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0226