USN-2510-1: FreeType vulnerabilities
24 February 2015
FreeType could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- freetype - FreeType 2 is a font engine library
Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain
malformed 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 package versions:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.