Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : freetype vulnerabilities (USN-1686-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle
certain malformed BDF 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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63536 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57041

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5668