USN-1911-1: Little CMS vulnerability

29 July 2013

lcms2 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Little CMS could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • lcms2 - Little CMS 2 color management library


It was discovered that Little CMS did not properly verify certain memory allocations. If a user or automated system using Little CMS were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause Little CMS to crash.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
liblcms2-2 - 2.4-0ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 12.10
liblcms2-2 - 2.2+git20110628-2ubuntu4.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
liblcms2-2 - 2.2+git20110628-2ubuntu3.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart any applications that uses Little CMS to make all the necessary changes.