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USN-3282-2: FreeType vulnerabilities

17 May 2017

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



  • 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, 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 12.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-3282-1: libfreetype6, libfreetype6-dev, freetype2-demos, libfreetype6-udeb, freetype