Ubuntu 2961-1: Little CMS vulnerability

    Date04 May 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Applications using the Little CMS library could be made to crash orrun programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2961-1
    May 04, 2016
    
    lcms2 vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Applications using the Little CMS library could be made to crash or
    run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - lcms2: Little CMS color management library
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that a double free() could occur when the intent handling
    code in the Little CMS library detected an error. An attacker could use
    this to specially craft a file that caused an application using the Little
    CMS library to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      liblcms2-2                      2.5-0ubuntu4.1
      liblcms2-utils                  2.5-0ubuntu4.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart applications using
    Little CMS to make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2961-1
      CVE-2013-7455
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lcms2/2.5-0ubuntu4.1
    
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