Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : t1utils vulnerability (USN-2627-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Jakub Wilk discovered that t1utils incorrectly handled certain
malformed fonts. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted font, a remote attacker could crash the
application, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code with user privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected t1utils package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83990 ()

Bugtraq ID: 74674

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3905

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