Ubuntu 10.10 / 11.04 : freetype vulnerability (USN-1173-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 55688
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed Type 1 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libfreetype6 package.