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USN-2739-1: FreeType vulnerabilities

10 September 2015

Several security issues were fixed in FreeType.



  • freetype - FreeType 2 is a font engine library


It was 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 hang, resulting in
a denial of service, or possibly expose uninitialized memory.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.