USN-3282-2: FreeType vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3282-2
16th May, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
FreeType could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted font file.
- 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
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.