Ubuntu Security Notice USN-887-1
18th January, 2010
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 9.10
- Ubuntu 9.04
- Ubuntu 8.10
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 9.10:
- libthai0 0.1.12-1ubuntu0.2
- Ubuntu 9.04:
- libthai0 0.1.9-4ubuntu0.9.04.2
- Ubuntu 8.10:
- libthai0 0.1.9-4ubuntu0.8.10.2
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
- libthai0 0.1.9-1ubuntu0.2
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the