USN-3770-1: Little CMS vulnerabilities

20 September 2018

lcms2 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Little CMS.

Software Description

  • lcms2 - Little CMS color management library

Details

Ibrahim El-Sayed discovered that Little CMS incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-10165)

Quang Nguyen discovered that Little CMS incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-16435)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
liblcms2-2 - 2.9-1ubuntu0.1
liblcms2-utils - 2.9-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
liblcms2-2 - 2.6-3ubuntu2.1
liblcms2-utils - 2.6-3ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
liblcms2-2 - 2.5-0ubuntu4.2
liblcms2-utils - 2.5-0ubuntu4.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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