Debian Security Advisory
DLA-848-1 freetype -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 07 Mar 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-10244.
- More information:
It was discovered that there was a denial of service vulnerability in freetype, a font rendering library.
The parse_charstrings function did not ensure that a font contains a glyph name, which allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a specially-crafted file.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in freetype version 2.4.9-1.1+deb7u4.
We recommend that you upgrade your freetype packages.