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USN-3572-1: FreeType vulnerability

14 February 2018

FreeType could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • freetype - FreeType 2 is a font engine library


It was discovered that FreeType incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10

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