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USN-3263-1: FreeType vulnerability

USN-3263-1: FreeType vulnerability




Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected

  • Canonical Ubuntu 14.04


It was discovered that a heap-based buffer overflow existed in the FreeType library. If a user were tricked into using a specially crafted font file, a remote attacker could cause FreeType to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Affected Cloud Foundry Products and Versions

Severity is medium unless otherwise noted.

  • Cloud Foundry BOSH stemcells are vulnerable, including:
    • 3151.x versions prior to 3151.16
    • 3263.x versions prior to 3263.24
    • 3312.x versions prior to 3312.24
    • 3363.x versions prior to 3363.20
    • All other stemcells not listed.
  • All versions of Cloud Foundry cflinuxfs2 prior to 1.115.0


OSS users are strongly encouraged to follow one of the mitigations below:

  • The Cloud Foundry project recommends upgrading the following BOSH stemcells:
    • Upgrade 3151.x versions to 3151.16 or later
    • Upgrade 3263.x versions to 3263.24 or later
    • Upgrade 3312.x versions to 3312.24 or later
    • Upgrade 3363.x versions to 3363.20 or later
    • All other stemcells should be upgraded to the latest version.
  • The Cloud Foundry project recommends that Cloud Foundry deployments run with cflinuxfs2 versions 1.115.0 or later.


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