Ubuntu 4126-2: FreeType vulnerabilities

    Date09 Sep 2019
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    FreeType could be made to expose sensitive information if it opened a specially crafted font file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4126-2
    September 09, 2019
    
    freetype vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
    - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
    
    Summary:
    
    FreeType could be made to expose sensitive information if it opened a
    specially crafted font file.
    
    Software Description:
    - freetype: FreeType 2 is a font engine library
    
    Details:
    
    USN-4126-1 fixed a vulnerability in FreeType. This update provides
    the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
    
    It was discovered that FreeType incorrectly handled certain font files.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.
    (CVE-2015-9381, CVE-2015-9382)
    
    Original advisory details:
    
     It was discovered that FreeType incorrectly handled certain font files.
     An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.
     (CVE-2015-9383)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
      libfreetype6                    2.5.2-1ubuntu2.8+esm1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
      libfreetype6                    2.4.8-1ubuntu2.7
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4126-2
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4126-1
      CVE-2015-9381, CVE-2015-9382, CVE-2015-9383
    

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