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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3925-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3925-1
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3925-1 - 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, resulting in code execution.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, code execution
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-5684
MD5 | 857c2829c855cabfe01facfea0086175

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3925-1

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

freeimage vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

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)

Details:

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.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3925-1
CVE-2016-5684

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freeimage/3.17.0+ds1-2ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freeimage/3.15.4-3ubuntu0.1
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