Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
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
hang, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly expose
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.
Update the affected libfreetype6 package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false
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