========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1686-1 January 14, 2013 freetype vulnerabilities ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 12.10 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Ubuntu 11.10 - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Summary: FreeType could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file. Software Description: - freetype: FreeType 2 is a font engine library Details: Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed BDF 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. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 12.10: libfreetype6 2.4.10-0ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libfreetype6 2.4.8-1ubuntu2.1 Ubuntu 11.10: libfreetype6 2.4.4-2ubuntu1.3 Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: libfreetype6 2.3.11-1ubuntu2.7 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: libfreetype6 2.3.5-1ubuntu4.8.04.10 After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes. References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1686-1 CVE-2012-5668, CVE-2012-5669, CVE-2012-5670 Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.4.10-0ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.4.8-1ubuntu2.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.4.4-2ubuntu1.3 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.3.11-1ubuntu2.7 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.3.5-1ubuntu4.8.04.10
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