Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2040-1 harfbuzz -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
17 Dec 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-8947.
More information:

An issue has been found in harfbuzz, an OpenType text shaping engine.

Due to a buffer over-read, remote attackers are able to cause a denial of service or possibly have other impact via crafted data.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.35-2+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your harfbuzz packages.

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