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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3936-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3936-1
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3936-1 - It was discovered that AdvanceCOMP incorrectly handled certain PNG files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-9210
SHA-256 | 51ecf0037b21fb41d85c22d8b5ee3799c061e4d5cd9ab4d764ebeb54d48207b2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3936-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3936-1
April 04, 2019

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

- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- advancecomp: collection of recompression utilities

Details:

It was discovered that AdvanceCOMP incorrectly handled certain PNG
files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary
code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.10:
advancecomp 2.1-1ubuntu0.18.10.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
advancecomp 2.1-1ubuntu0.18.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
advancecomp 1.20-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
advancecomp 1.18-1ubuntu0.2

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3936-1
CVE-2019-9210

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/advancecomp/2.1-1ubuntu0.18.10.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/advancecomp/2.1-1ubuntu0.18.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/advancecomp/1.20-1ubuntu0.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/advancecomp/1.18-1ubuntu0.2
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