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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5746-1 ≈ Packet Storm

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5746-1
November 28, 2022

harfbuzz vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

– Ubuntu 16.04 ESM


HarfBuzz could be made to crash if it received specially crafted

Software Description:
– harfbuzz: OpenType text shaping engine


Behzad Najjarpour Jabbari discovered that HarfBuzz incorrectly handled
certain inputs. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
libharfbuzz-bin 1.0.1-1ubuntu0.1+esm1
libharfbuzz0b 1.0.1-1ubuntu0.1+esm1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


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