USN-4593-2: FreeType vulnerability
22 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
USN-4593-1 fixed a vulnerability in FreeType. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
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.
- USN-4593-1: freetype2-demos, libfreetype6, freetype2-doc, libfreetype6-dev, freetype, libfreetype-dev, libfreetype6-udeb