[USN-3936-2] AdvanceCOMP vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Tue Apr 23 17:48:04 UTC 2019

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


AdvanceCOMP could be made to run arbitrary code if it opened a
specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- advancecomp: collection of recompression utilities


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

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


Package Information:
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