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USN-4126-1: FreeType vulnerability

9 September 2019

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

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Releases

Packages

  • freetype - FreeType 2 is a font engine library

Details

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

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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.

References

Related notices

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