Ubuntu 3936-2: AdvanceCOMP vulnerability

    Date23 Apr 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    AdvanceCOMP could be made to run arbitrary code if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3936-2
    April 23, 2019
    
    advancecomp vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    
    Summary:
    
    AdvanceCOMP could be made to run arbitrary code if it opened a
    specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - advancecomp: collection of recompression utilities
    
    Details:
    
    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
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3936-2
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3936-1
      CVE-2019-9210
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/advancecomp/2.1-1ubuntu0.19.04.1
    
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