Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2415-1 freetype -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 25 Oct 2020
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-15999.
- More information:
Sergei Glazunov discovered a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of embedded PNG bitmaps in FreeType. Opening malformed fonts may result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.
For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.3-3.2+deb9u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your freetype packages.
For the detailed security status of freetype please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/freetype
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS