USN-3282-2: FreeType vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3282-2

16th May, 2017

FreeType vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

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

Details

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 version:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libfreetype6 2.4.8-1ubuntu2.6

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2017-8105, CVE-2017-8287