Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : freetype, libxfont, xorg, xorg-server vulnerabilities (USN-448-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 28045
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionSean Larsson of iDefense Labs discovered that the MISC-XC extension of Xorg did not correctly verify the size of allocated memory. An authenticated user could send a specially crafted X11 request and execute arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2007-1003)
Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs discovered that the BDF font handling code in Xorg and FreeType did not correctly verify the size of allocated memory. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted font, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2007-1351, CVE-2007-1352).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.