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

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

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.

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 :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36761 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5317

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