Ubuntu 5671-1: AdvanceCOMP vulnerabilities | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5671-1
October 12, 2022

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in AdvanceCOMP.

Software Description:
- advancecomp: collection of recompression utilities

Details:

It was discovered that AdvanceCOMP did not properly manage memory of function
be_uint32_read() under certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted binary file, a remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause AdvanceCOMP to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2019-8379)

It was discovered that AdvanceCOMP did not properly manage memory of function
adv_png_unfilter_8() under certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted PNG file, a remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause AdvanceCOMP to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2019-8383)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  advancecomp                     2.1-1ubuntu0.18.04.2

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
  advancecomp                     1.20-1ubuntu0.2+esm1

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

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5671-1
  CVE-2019-8379, CVE-2019-8383

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/advancecomp/2.1-1ubuntu0.18.04.2

Ubuntu 5671-1: AdvanceCOMP vulnerabilities

October 12, 2022

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 ESM Summary: Several security issues were fixed in AdvanceCOMP. Software Description: - advancecomp: collection of recompression utilities Details: It was discovered that AdvanceCOMP did not properly manage memory of function be_uint32_read() under certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted binary file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause AdvanceCOMP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2019-8379) It was discovered that AdvanceCOMP did not properly manage memory of function adv_png_unfilter_8() under certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted PNG file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause AdvanceCOMP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2019-8383)

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: advancecomp 2.1-1ubuntu0.18.04.2 Ubuntu 16.04 ESM: advancecomp 1.20-1ubuntu0.2+esm1 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5671-1

CVE-2019-8379, CVE-2019-8383

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5671-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/advancecomp/2.1-1ubuntu0.18.04.2

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