Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : imlib2 vulnerabilities (USN-376-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27957
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionM. Joonas Pihlaja discovered that imlib2 did not sufficiently verify the validity of ARGB, JPG, LBM, PNG, PNM, TGA, and TIFF images. If a user were tricked into viewing or processing a specially crafted image with an application that uses imlib2, the flaws could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libimlib2 and / or libimlib2-dev packages.