USN-4126-1: FreeType vulnerability
9 September 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
FreeType could be made to expose sensitive information if it opened a specially crafted font file.
- freetype - FreeType 2 is a font engine library
It was discovered that FreeType incorrectly handled certain font files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.