Debian DSA-3774-1 : lcms2 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 96843
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Ibrahim M. El-Sayed discovered an out-of-bounds heap read vulnerability in the function Type_MLU_Read in lcms2, the Little CMS 2 color management library, which can be triggered by an image with a specially crafted ICC profile and leading to a heap memory leak or denial-of-service for applications using the lcms2 library.


Upgrade the lcms2 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6-3+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96843

File Name: debian_DSA-3774.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/30/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:lcms2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/29/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10165

DSA: 3774