[USN-4126-1] FreeType vulnerability

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[USN-4126-1] FreeType vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4126-1
September 09, 2019

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

FreeType could be made to expose sensitive information if
if it opened a specially crafted font file.

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

Details:

It was discovered that FreeType incorrectly handled certain font files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libfreetype6                    2.6.1-0.1ubuntu2.4

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

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/4126-1
  CVE-2015-9383

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.6.1-0.1ubuntu2.4

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