We’ve got one more security vulnerability to announce this morning. This one likely does not affect as many users, but it should require attention nonetheless.
- Tim Starling discovered that LibThai did not correctly handle long strings. A remote attacker could use specially-formed strings to execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges.
You can apply this patch using the graphical Update Manager utility, or by running the following two commands from the Terminal:
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.