[USN-887-1] LibThai Vulnerability

By | 2010/01/18

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.

Detail follow:

  • 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.

2 thoughts on “[USN-887-1] LibThai Vulnerability

    1. Christer Edwards Post author

      I did not set this up–this is news to me. I’ll see if I can get a hold of someone there and clear it up.

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