[USN-3925-1] FreeImage vulnerability

Mike Salvatore mike.salvatore at canonical.com
Thu Mar 28 18:19:40 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3925-1
March 28, 2019

freeimage vulnerability

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.

Software Description:
- 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.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libfreeimage3                   3.17.0+ds1-2ubuntu0.1
  libfreeimageplus3               3.17.0+ds1-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libfreeimage3                   3.15.4-3ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information:

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