Ubuntu 13.10 : freetype vulnerabilities (USN-2148-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 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 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.
(CVE-2014-2240, CVE-2014-2241).

Solution :

Update the affected libfreetype6 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73076 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66074

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2240