[USN-2627-1] t1utils vulnerability
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Wed Jun 3 17:55:46 UTC 2015
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2627-1
June 03, 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
t1utils could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.
- t1utils: Collection of simple Type 1 font manipulation programs
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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