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Name: Denial of Service in Freetype
ID: USN-3572-1
Distribution: Ubuntu
Plattformen: Ubuntu 17.10
Datum: Do, 15. Februar 2018, 00:12
Referenzen: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6942
Applikationen: Freetype

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3572-1
February 14, 2018

freetype vulnerability
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 17.10

Summary:

FreeType could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- freetype: FreeType 2 is a font engine library

Details:

It was discovered that FreeType incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10:
libfreetype6 2.8-0.2ubuntu2.1

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

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3572-1
CVE-2018-6942

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.8-0.2ubuntu2.1

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