Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : lcms vulnerabilities (USN-744-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 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 :

Chris Evans discovered that LittleCMS did not properly handle certain
error conditions, resulting in a large memory leak. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing an image with malicious
ICC tags, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2009-0581)

Chris Evans discovered that LittleCMS contained multiple integer
overflows. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing
an image with malicious ICC tags, a remote attacker could crash
applications linked against liblcms1, leading to a denial of service,
or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
(CVE-2009-0723)

Chris Evans discovered that LittleCMS did not properly perform bounds
checking, leading to a buffer overflow. If a user or automated system
were tricked into processing an image with malicious ICC tags, a
remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
(CVE-2009-0733).

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 packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37935 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34185

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0581
CVE-2009-0723
CVE-2009-0733