Your submission was sent successfully! Close

USN-4126-1: FreeType vulnerability

9 September 2019

FreeType could be made to expose sensitive information if it opened a specially crafted font file.



  • freetype - FreeType 2 is a font engine library


It was discovered that FreeType incorrectly handled certain font files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-4126-2: freetype2-demos, libfreetype6, libfreetype6-dev, freetype, libfreetype6-udeb