Debian Security Advisory

DLA-918-1 freetype -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
26 Apr 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 861220, Bug 860303.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-8105.
More information:

It was found that an out of bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow could be triggered in freetype via a crafted font.

This update also reverts the fix for CVE-2016-10328, as it was determined that freetype 2.4.9 is not affected by that issue.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.4.9-1.1+deb7u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your freetype packages.

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