Ubuntu 3063-1: Fontconfig vulnerability

    Date17 Aug 2016
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Fontconfig be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3063-1
    August 17, 2016
    fontconfig vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    Fontconfig be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially
    crafted file.
    Software Description:
    - fontconfig: generic font configuration library
    Tobias 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.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      fontconfig                      2.11.94-0ubuntu1.1
      libfontconfig1                  2.11.94-0ubuntu1.1
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      fontconfig                      2.11.0-0ubuntu4.2
      libfontconfig1                  2.11.0-0ubuntu4.2
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      fontconfig                      2.8.0-3ubuntu9.2
      libfontconfig1                  2.8.0-3ubuntu9.2
    After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
    all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:
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