USN-2927-1 Graphite2 vulnerabilities


Severity

Medium

Vendor

Graphite2

Versions Affected
  • Ubuntu 14.04
Description

Graphite2 could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted font.

It was discovered that graphite2 incorrectly handled certain malformed fonts. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially-crafted font file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause graphite2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Affected Pivotal Products and Versions

Severity is medium unless otherwise noted.

  • All versions of Cloud Foundry rootfs prior to 1.44.0
  • All versions of Pivotal Elastic Runtime prior to 1.5.18 and all 1.6.x versions prior to 1.6.19
Mitigation

Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation:

  • The Cloud Foundry project recommends that Cloud Foundry deployments run with rootfs version 1.44.0 and higher
  • Upgrade Pivotal Elastic Runtime 1.5.x versions to 1.5.18 or later OR 1.6.x versions to 1.6.19 or later
Credit

None

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