Ubuntu 4126-1: FreeType vulnerability

    Date09 Sep 2019
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    FreeType could be made to expose sensitive information if if it opened a specially crafted font file.
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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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