USN-3282-1: FreeType vulnerabilities

09 May 2017

FreeType could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted font file.

Releases

Packages

  • freetype - FreeType 2 is a font engine library

Details

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, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

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