Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : lcms vulnerability (USN-652-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 37333
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionChris 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected liblcms-utils, liblcms1 and / or liblcms1-dev packages.