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    Debian: DSA-4777-1: freetype security update

    Date 21 Oct 2020
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    Sergei Glazunov discovered a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of embedded PNG bitmaps in FreeType. Opening malformed fonts may result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4777-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    October 21, 2020                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : freetype
    CVE ID         : CVE-2020-15999
    Debian Bug     : 972586
    
    Sergei Glazunov discovered a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in
    the handling of embedded PNG bitmaps in FreeType. Opening malformed
    fonts may result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary
    code.
    
    For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.9.1-3+deb10u2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your freetype packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of freetype please refer to its
    security tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/freetype
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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