Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : fontconfig vulnerability (USN-3063-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93025
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionTobias Stoeckmann discovered that Fontconfig incorrectly handled cache files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue with a specially crafted cache file to elevate privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected fontconfig and / or libfontconfig1 packages.