Ubuntu 3063-1: Fontconfig vulnerability

    Date17 Aug 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Fontconfig be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3063-1
    August 17, 2016
    
    fontconfig vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Fontconfig be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially
    crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - fontconfig: generic font configuration library
    
    Details:
    
    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.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3063-1
      CVE-2016-5384
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fontconfig/2.11.94-0ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fontconfig/2.11.0-0ubuntu4.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fontconfig/2.8.0-3ubuntu9.2
    
    
    
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