USN-1043-1: Little CMS vulnerability

12 January 2011

lcms vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS


Software Description

  • lcms


It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference in the code for handling transformations of monochrome profiles could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service through a specially crafted image. (CVE-2009-0793)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 10.10
liblcms1 - 1.18.dfsg-1ubuntu2.10.10.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
liblcms1 - 1.18.dfsg-1ubuntu2.10.04.1
Ubuntu 9.10
liblcms1 - 1.18.dfsg-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
liblcms1 - 1.16-7ubuntu1.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.