23 March 2017
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2017.0765 FreeType vulnerability 23 March 2017 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: libfreetype6 Publisher: Ubuntu Operating System: Ubuntu UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX) Mobile Device Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2016-10244 Original Bulletin: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3237-1 Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators running libfreetype6 check for an updated version of the software for their operating system. - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- ========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3237-1 March 20, 2017 freetype vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - - Ubuntu 16.10 - - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - - 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 versions: Ubuntu 16.10: libfreetype6 2.6.3-3ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: libfreetype6 2.6.1-0.1ubuntu2.1 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: libfreetype6 2.5.2-1ubuntu2.6 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libfreetype6 2.4.8-1ubuntu2.4 After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes. References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3237-1 CVE-2016-10244 Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.6.3-3ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.6.1-0.1ubuntu2.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.5.2-1ubuntu2.6 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.4.8-1ubuntu2.4 - --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If you do not know who that is, please send an email to email@example.com and we will forward your request to the appropriate person. NOTE: Third Party Rights This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members. 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