[USN-2627-1] t1utils vulnerability

Tyler Hicks tyhicks at canonical.com
Wed Jun 3 17:55:46 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2627-1
June 03, 2015

t1utils vulnerability

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.

Software Description:
- 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.

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.


Package Information:

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