Ubuntu 3237-1: FreeType vulnerability

    Date20 Mar 2017
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    FreeType could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted font file.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3237-1
    March 20, 2017
    freetype vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - 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 FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed
    font files. 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 16.10:
      libfreetype6                    2.6.3-3ubuntu1.1
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libfreetype6                    2.6.1-0.1ubuntu2.1
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libfreetype6                    2.5.2-1ubuntu2.6
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libfreetype6                    2.4.8-1ubuntu2.4
    After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
    all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:
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