libxfont2 - X11 font rasterisation library

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename libxfont2_2.0.3-1_i386.deb
Package name libxfont2
Package version 2.0.3
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category libs role::shared-lib
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Debian X Strike Force <>
Download size 135.06 KB
Installed size 257.00 KB
libXfont provides various services for X servers, most notably font
selection and rasterisation (through external libraries).
More information about X.Org can be found at:
This module can be found at


Package Version Architecture Repository
libxfont2_2.0.3-1_amd64.deb 2.0.3 amd64 Debian Main
libxfont2 - - -


Name Value
libbz2-1.0 -
libc6 >= 2.4
libfontenc1 -
libfreetype6 >= 2.2.1
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package libxfont2_2.0.3-1_i386.deb
Source Package libxfont

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libxfont2 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libxfont2




2018-03-18 - Julien Cristau <>
libxfont (1:2.0.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add Matthieu Herrb's key to d/u/signing-key.asc
* New upstream release.
+ Open files with O_NOFOLLOW. (CVE-2017-16611)
* Update package metadata for move to salsa.
2017-10-06 - Julien Cristau <>
libxfont (1:2.0.1-4) unstable; urgency=high
* Check for end of string in PatternMatch (CVE-2017-13720)
* pcfGetProperties: Check string boundaries (CVE-2017-13722)
2016-11-24 - Timo Aaltonen <>
libxfont (1:2.0.1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Andreas Boll ]
* Remove dh-autoreconf build-dep. Not needed with debhelper 10.
* Remove obsolete Conflicts from pre-wheezy.
* Update a bunch of URLs in packaging to https.
* Remove superfluous --libdir from dh_auto_configure. Not needed with
debhelper compat level >= 9.
2016-11-22 - Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <>
libxfont (1:2.0.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Switch to -dbgsym packages.
* Bump debhelper compat to 10. Drop --with quilt and --parallel flags,
they are enabled by default now.
* Upload to unstable.
2016-09-28 - Timo Aaltonen <>
libxfont (1:2.0.1-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* New upstream release.
* Add Keith Packard's key to debian/upstream/signing-key.asc.
* watch: Updated to match upstream rename to libXfont2.
* control, rules, *.install: Changes to match new soname.
* control: Add myself to uploaders.
2016-09-24 - Julien Cristau <>
libxfont (1:1.5.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* New upstream release.
* Use https URL in watch file.
* Add Adam Jackson's key to debian/upstream/signing-key.asc.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8.
* Use https URLs in Vcs-* control fields.
* Remove Drew from Uploaders.
2015-03-17 - Julien Cristau <>
libxfont (1:1.5.1-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream release
+ bdfReadProperties: property count needs range check [CVE-2015-1802]
+ bdfReadCharacters: bailout if a char's bitmap cannot be read
+ bdfReadCharacters: ensure metrics fit into xCharInfo struct
2014-07-12 - Julien Cristau <>
libxfont (1: unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release candidate.
+ includes the CVE-2014-{0209,0210,0211} patches
* Remove Cyril from Uploaders.
* Allow uscan to verify tarball signature.
2014-05-13 - Julien Cristau <>
libxfont (1:1.4.7-2) unstable; urgency=high
* Pull from upstream git to fix FTBFS with new fontsproto (closes: #746052)
* CVE-2014-0209: integer overflow of allocations in font metadata
* CVE-2014-0210: unvalidated length fields when parsing xfs protocol replies
* CVE-2014-0211: integer overflows calculating memory needs for xfs replies
* Add breaks on xfs because we broke it by disabling font protocol support
in 1.4.7.
2014-01-07 - Julien Cristau <>
libxfont (1:1.4.7-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream release
+ CVE-2013-6462: unlimited sscanf overflows stack buffer in
* Don't put dbg symbols from the udeb in the dbg package.
* dev package is no longer Multi-Arch: same (closes: #720026).
* Disable support for connecting to a font server.  That code is horrible and
full of holes.

See Also

Package Description
libxft-dev_2.3.2-2_i386.deb FreeType-based font drawing library for X (development files)
libxft2_2.3.2-2_i386.deb FreeType-based font drawing library for X
libxgks-dev_2.6.1+dfsg.2-5+b1_i386.deb X11 Graphical Kernel Subsystem, development files
libxgks2-data_2.6.1+dfsg.2-5_all.deb Font files for the X11 Graphical Kernel Subsystem
libxgks2_2.6.1+dfsg.2-5+b1_i386.deb X11 Graphical Kernel Subsystem, library
libxi-dev_1.7.9-1_i386.deb X11 Input extension library (development headers)
libxi6_1.7.9-1_i386.deb X11 Input extension library
libxine2-all-plugins_1.2.9-1_all.deb xine video/media player library ‒ metapackage for all plugins
libxine2-bin_1.2.9-1+b2_i386.deb xine video/media player library – binary files
libxine2-console_1.2.9-1+b2_i386.deb libaa/libcaca/framebuffer/directfb related plugins for libxine2
libxine2-dev_1.2.9-1+b2_i386.deb xine video player library – development packages
libxine2-doc_1.2.9-1_all.deb xine video player library – documentation files
libxine2-ffmpeg_1.2.9-1+b2_i386.deb MPEG-related plugins for libxine2
libxine2-gnome_1.2.9-1+b2_i386.deb GNOME-related plugins for libxine2
libxine2-misc-plugins_1.2.9-1+b2_i386.deb Input, audio output and post plugins for libxine2