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USN-5528-1: FreeType vulnerabilities

20 July 2022

Several security issues were fixed in FreeType.

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Releases

Packages

  • freetype - FreeType 2 is a font engine library

Details

It was 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.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-5453-1: libfreetype6, libfreetype6-dev, freetype, freetype2-demos