Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : lcms vulnerability (USN-652-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 37333


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


Chris Evans discovered that certain ICC operations in lcms were not correctly bounds-checked. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing an image with malicious ICC tags, 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.


Update the affected liblcms-utils, liblcms1 and / or liblcms1-dev packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 37333

File Name: ubuntu_USN-652-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblcms-utils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblcms1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblcms1-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2741, CVE-2008-5316, CVE-2008-5317

USN: 652-1

CWE: 119, 189