Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : icoutils vulnerabilities (USN-3178-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96763


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that icoutils incorrectly handled memory when processing certain files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause icoutils to crash, resulting in a denial of service, 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 icoutils package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96763

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3178-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/25

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:icoutils, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5208, CVE-2017-5331, CVE-2017-5332, CVE-2017-5333

OSVDB: 149763, 149764

USN: 3178-1