USN-3936-2: AdvanceCOMP vulnerability

23 April 2019

advancecomp vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 19.04


AdvanceCOMP could be made to run arbitrary code if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • advancecomp - collection of recompression utilities


USN-3936-1 fixed a vulnerability in AdvanceCOMP. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 19.04.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that AdvanceCOMP incorrectly handled certain PNG files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
advancecomp - 2.1-1ubuntu0.19.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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