Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : freetype vulnerabilities (USN-2739-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 85907
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or hang, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly expose uninitialized memory.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libfreetype6 package.