Scientific Linux Security Update : lcms on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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
images. (CVE-2009-0581)

All running applications using the lcms library must be restarted for
the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f3929f91

Solution :

Update the affected lcms, lcms-devel and / or python-lcms packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60550 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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