USN-3226-1: icoutils vulnerabilities

13 March 2017

icoutils vulnerabilities

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.

Software Description

  • icoutils - Create and extract MS Windows icons and cursors


Jerzy Kramarz 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
icoutils - 0.29.1-2ubuntu0.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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