Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : lcms2 vulnerability (USN-2961-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90916


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


It was discovered that a double free() could occur when the intent handling code in the Little CMS library detected an error. An attacker could use this to specially craft a file that caused an application using the Little CMS library to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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 liblcms2-2 and / or liblcms2-utils packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90916

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2961-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/05

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblcms2-2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblcms2-utils, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7455

OSVDB: 105462

USN: 2961-1