RHEL 5 : lcms (RHSA-2009:0339)

High Nessus Plugin ID 35970


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 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)

Red Hat would like to thank Chris Evans from the Google Security Team for reporting these issues.

All users of LittleCMS should install these updated packages, which upgrade LittleCMS to version 1.18. All running applications using the 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: High

ID: 35970

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0339.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/03/20

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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:5.3

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0581, CVE-2009-0723, CVE-2009-0733

OSVDB: 56307, 56308

RHSA: 2009:0339

CWE: 119, 189, 399