Ubuntu 2627-1: t1utils vulnerability

    Date03 Jun 2015
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    t1utils could be made to crash or run programs as your login if itopened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2627-1
    June 03, 2015
    
    t1utils vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    t1utils could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
    opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - t1utils: Collection of simple Type 1 font manipulation programs
    
    Details:
    
    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.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.10:
      t1utils                         1.37-2.1ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      t1utils                         1.37-2ubuntu1.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2627-1
      CVE-2015-3905
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/t1utils/1.37-2.1ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/t1utils/1.37-2ubuntu1.1
    
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