USN-652-1: LittleCMS vulnerability

14 October 2008

lcms vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • lcms


Chris Evans discovered that certain ICC operations in lcms were not correctly bounds-checked. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing an image with malicious ICC tags, a remote attacker could crash applications linked against liblcms1, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
liblcms1 - 1.13-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.