Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : imlib2 vulnerability (USN-683-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

It was discovered that Imlib2 did not correctly handle certain
malformed XPM images. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted image with an application that uses Imlib2, an attacker could
cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code with the
user's privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libimlib2 and / or libimlib2-dev packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36374 ()

Bugtraq ID: 32371

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5187