[USN-3572-1] FreeType vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Feb 14 19:25:04 UTC 2018

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3572-1
February 14, 2018

freetype vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 17.10


FreeType could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

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


It was discovered that FreeType incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 17.10:
  libfreetype6                    2.8-0.2ubuntu2.1

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


Package Information:
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