Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : LittleCMS vulnerability (USN-693-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that certain gamma operations in lcms were not
correctly bounds-checked. If a user or automated system were tricked
into processing a malicious image, a remote attacker could crash
applications linked against liblcms1, leading to a denial of service,
or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36761 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5317