GLSA-200904-19 : LittleCMS: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 36198


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-19 (LittleCMS: Multiple vulnerabilities)

RedHat reported a NULL pointer dereference flaw while processing monochrome ICC profiles (CVE-2009-0793).
Chris Evans of Google discovered the following vulnerabilities:
LittleCMS contains severe memory leaks (CVE-2009-0581).
LittleCMS is prone to multiple integer overflows, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2009-0723).
The ReadSetOfCurves() function is vulnerable to stack-based buffer overflows when called from code paths without a bounds check on channel counts (CVE-2009-0733).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to open a specially crafted file containing a malicious ICC profile, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application or memory exhaustion, leading to a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All LittleCMS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/lcms-1.18-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36198

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200904-19.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 4/21/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:lcms, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/19/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0581, CVE-2009-0723, CVE-2009-0733, CVE-2009-0793

BID: 34185, 34411

GLSA: 200904-19

CWE: 20, 119, 189, 399