GLSA-201412-46 : LittleCMS: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80267


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-46 (LittleCMS: Denial of Service)

Multiple stack-based buffer overflows and a profile parser error have been found in LittleCMS.
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 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-2.6-r1' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.
NOTE: Gentoo has discontinued support for the LittleCMS 1.9 branch.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80267

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-46.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/29

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4276, CVE-2014-0459

BID: 61607

GLSA: 201412-46