Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : t1utils vulnerability (USN-2627-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 83990
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJakub 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected t1utils package.