Debian DSA-3774-1 : lcms2 - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96843


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: Medium

ID: 96843

File Name: debian_DSA-3774.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/30

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

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

CVSS v3.0

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: 2017/01/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10165

DSA: 3774