Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : graphite2 vulnerabilities (USN-3398-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 102679
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionHolger Fuhrmannek and Tyson Smith discovered that graphite2 incorrectly handled certain malformed fonts. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted font file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause graphite2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libgraphite2-3 package.