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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2020-15999): FreeType vulnerability

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2020-15999): FreeType vulnerability

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
10/20/2020
Created
10/22/2020
Added
10/21/2020
Modified
12/16/2020

Description

Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.

From USN-4593-2:

USN-4593-1 fixed a vulnerability in FreeType. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Sergei Glazunov discovered that FreeType did not correctly handle certain malformed font files. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libfreetype6

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