USN-1043-1: Little CMS vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1043-1

11th January, 2011

lcms vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Software description

  • lcms


It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference in the code for
handling transformations of monochrome profiles could allow an attacker
to cause a denial of service through a specially crafted image.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10:
liblcms1 1.18.dfsg-1ubuntu2.10.10.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
liblcms1 1.18.dfsg-1ubuntu2.10.04.1
Ubuntu 9.10:
liblcms1 1.18.dfsg-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
liblcms1 1.16-7ubuntu1.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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