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Updated lcms packages that resolve several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
Little Color Management System (LittleCMS, or simply 'lcms') is a
small-footprint, speed-optimized open source color management engine.
Multiple integer overflow flaws which could lead to heap-based buffer
overflows, as well as multiple insufficient input validation flaws,
were found in LittleCMS. An attacker could use these flaws to create a
specially crafted image file which could cause an application using
LittleCMS to crash, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code when opened
by a victim. (CVE-2009-0723, CVE-2009-0733)
A memory leak flaw was found in LittleCMS. An application using
LittleCMS could use excessive amount of memory, and possibly crash
after using all available memory, if used to open specially crafted
Red Hat would like to thank Chris Evans from the Google Security Team
for reporting these issues.
All users of LittleCMS should install these updated packages, which
upgrade LittleCMS to version 1.18. All running applications using the
lcms library must be restarted for the update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected lcms, lcms-devel and / or python-lcms packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3