[USN-4126-1] FreeType vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Sep 9 18:30:55 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4126-1
September 09, 2019

freetype vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


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


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.


Package Information:
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