USN-3572-1: FreeType vulnerability

14 February 2018

freetype vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10


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

Software Description

  • freetype - FreeType 2 is a font engine library


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

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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