Debian Security Advisory

DLA-931-1 freetype -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
06 May 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 861308.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-8287.
More information:

It was found that a malformed font could result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.4.9-1.1+deb7u7.

We recommend that you upgrade your freetype packages.

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