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USN-5453-1: FreeType vulnerability

30 May 2022

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 font files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Related notices

  • USN-5528-1: freetype2-demos, libfreetype6-dev, freetype2-doc, freetype, libfreetype-dev, libfreetype6