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    Ubuntu 4529-1: FreeImage vulnerabilities

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    Several security issues were fixed in FreeImage.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4529-1
    September 22, 2020
    
    freeimage vulnerabilities
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in FreeImage.
    
    Software Description:
    - freeimage: Support library for graphics image formats
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that FreeImage incorrectly handled certain memory
    operations. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted TIFF file, a
    remote attacker could use this issue to cause a heap buffer overflow,
    resulting in a denial of service attack. (CVE-2019-12211)
    
    It was discovered that FreeImage incorrectly processed images under
    certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted
    TIFF file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a
    stack exhaustion condition, resulting in a denial of service attack.
    (CVE-2019-12213)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      libfreeimage-dev                3.17.0+ds1-5+deb9u1build0.18.04.1
      libfreeimage3                   3.17.0+ds1-5+deb9u1build0.18.04.1
      libfreeimageplus-dev            3.17.0+ds1-5+deb9u1build0.18.04.1
      libfreeimageplus3               3.17.0+ds1-5+deb9u1build0.18.04.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4529-1
      CVE-2019-12211, CVE-2019-12213
    
    Package Information:
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freeimage/3.17.0+ds1-5+deb9u1build0.18.04.1
    
    

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