RHEL 5 : lcms (RHSA-2009:0011)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 35318


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated lcms packages that resolve several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Little Color Management System (LittleCMS, or simply 'lcms') is a small-footprint, speed-optimized open source color management engine.

Multiple insufficient input validation flaws were discovered 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.
(CVE-2008-5316, CVE-2008-5317)

Users of lcms should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running applications using lcms library must be restarted for the update to take effect.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35318

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0011.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/01/08

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:lcms, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:lcms-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-lcms, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5316, CVE-2008-5317

RHSA: 2009:0011

CWE: 119, 189