USN-3178-1: icoutils vulnerabilities
24 January 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
icoutils could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
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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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.