[USN-3263-1] FreeType vulnerability

Previous Topic Next Topic
classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
1 message Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view

[USN-3263-1] FreeType vulnerability

Steve Beattie
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3263-1
April 21, 2017

freetype vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


FreeType could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially
crafted font file.

Software Description:
- freetype: FreeType 2 is a font engine library


It was discovered that a heap-based buffer overflow existed in the
FreeType library. If a user were tricked into using a specially
crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 17.04:
  libfreetype6                    2.6.3-3ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 16.10:
  libfreetype6                    2.6.3-3ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libfreetype6                    2.6.1-0.1ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libfreetype6                    2.5.2-1ubuntu2.7

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  libfreetype6                    2.4.8-1ubuntu2.5

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


Package Information:

ubuntu-security-announce mailing list
[hidden email]
Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce

signature.asc (836 bytes) Download Attachment