Debian Security Advisory

DLA-587-1 fontconfig -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
09 Aug 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 833570.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-5384.
More information:

A possible double free vulnerability was found in fontconfig. The problem was due to insufficient validation when parsing the cache file.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.9.0-7.1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your fontconfig packages.

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