FreeType is a free, high-quality, portable font engine that can open andmanage font files. It also loads, hints, and renders individual glyphsefficiently. These packages provide both the FreeType 1 and FreeType 2 fontengines.A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the FreeType library handledmalformed font files compressed using UNIX compress. If a user loaded aspecially-crafted compressed font file with an application linked againstFreeType, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, executearbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.(CVE-2011-2895)Note: This issue only affects the FreeType 2 font engine.Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain abackported patch to correct this issue. The X server must be restarted (logout, then log back in) for this update to take effect.