Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : t1utils vulnerability (USN-2627-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83990


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Jakub 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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Update the affected t1utils package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83990

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2627-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/04

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:t1utils, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3905

BID: 74674

USN: 2627-1