Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : imlib2 vulnerability (USN-697-1)

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 and PNG 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 : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36815 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2426

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