Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : lcms vulnerabilities (USN-744-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 37935

Synopsis

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

Description

Chris Evans discovered that LittleCMS did not properly handle certain error conditions, resulting in a large memory leak. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing an image with malicious ICC tags, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2009-0581)

Chris Evans discovered that LittleCMS contained multiple integer overflows. 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.
(CVE-2009-0723)

Chris Evans discovered that LittleCMS did not properly perform bounds checking, leading to a buffer overflow. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing an image with malicious ICC tags, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
(CVE-2009-0733).

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/744-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37935

File Name: ubuntu_USN-744-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblcms-utils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblcms1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblcms1-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-liblcms, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/23/2009

Reference Information

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

BID: 34185

USN: 744-1

CWE: 119, 189, 399