[USN-3925-1] FreeImage vulnerability
mike.salvatore at canonical.com
Thu Mar 28 18:19:40 UTC 2019
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3925-1
March 28, 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
FreeImage could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.
- freeimage: Support library for graphics image formats (development files)
It was discovered that an out-of-bounds write vulnerability existed in the XMP
Image handling functionality of the FreeImage library. If a user or automated
system were tricked into opening a specially crafted image, a remote attacker
could overwrite arbitrary memory, resultin in code execution.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Size: 833 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
More information about the ubuntu-security-announce