Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1909-1 freetype -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
04 Sep 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-9381, CVE-2015-9382, CVE-2015-9383.
More information:

Several newly-referenced issues have been fixed in the FreeType 2 font engine.

  • CVE-2015-9381

    heap-based buffer over-read in T1_Get_Private_Dict in type1/t1parse.c

  • CVE-2015-9382

    buffer over-read in skip_comment in psaux/psobjs.c because ps_parser_skip_PS_token is mishandled in an FT_New_Memory_Face operation

  • CVE-2015-9383

    a heap-based buffer over-read in tt_cmap14_validate in sfnt/ttcmap.c

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 2.5.2-3+deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your freetype packages.

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