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

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 :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60550 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0581