[USN-4529-1] FreeImage vulnerabilities
emilia.torino at canonical.com
Tue Sep 22 13:36:17 UTC 2020
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4529-1
September 22, 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in FreeImage.
- freeimage: Support library for graphics image formats
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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