USN-4593-1: FreeType vulnerability
20 October 2020
FreeType could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- freetype - FreeType 2 is a font engine library
Sergei Glazunov 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 or possibly
execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.
- USN-4593-2: libfreetype6, libfreetype6-dev, freetype, freetype2-demos, libfreetype6-udeb