Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1173-1
July 25, 2011
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
FreeType could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted font file.
- freetype: FreeType 2 is a font engine library
It was discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed
Type 1 font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted
font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or possibly
execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.