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A FreeType security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS, 22.04 LTS, 22.10, and 23.04.



USN-6062-1: FreeType vulnerability


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6062-1
May 09, 2023

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

- Ubuntu 23.04
- Ubuntu 22.10
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Summary:

FreeType could be made to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code if it opened a specially crafted font file.

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

Details:

It was discovered that FreeType incorrectly handled certain malformed
font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted font
file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash, or possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.04:
libfreetype6 2.12.1+dfsg-4ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 22.10:
libfreetype6 2.12.1+dfsg-3ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
libfreetype6 2.11.1+dfsg-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
libfreetype6 2.10.1-2ubuntu0.3

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6062-1
CVE-2023-2004

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.12.1+dfsg-4ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.12.1+dfsg-3ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.11.1+dfsg-1ubuntu0.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freetype/2.10.1-2ubuntu0.3