Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : lcms vulnerability (USN-1043-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 51509


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


It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference in the code for handling transformations of monochrome profiles could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service through a specially crafted image. (CVE-2009-0793).

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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51509

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1043-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/13/2011

Updated: 9/19/2019

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/11/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/9/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0793

BID: 34411, 34420

USN: 1043-1

CWE: 20