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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4529-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4529-1
Posted Sep 22, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4529-1 - 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. 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. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, overflow
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-12211, CVE-2019-12213
MD5 | e4d795e868523f46e11bced7d75ce497

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4529-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4529-1
September 22, 2020

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in FreeImage.

Software Description:
- freeimage: Support library for graphics image formats

Details:

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.
(CVE-2019-12213)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
libfreeimage-dev 3.17.0+ds1-5+deb9u1build0.18.04.1
libfreeimage3 3.17.0+ds1-5+deb9u1build0.18.04.1
libfreeimageplus-dev 3.17.0+ds1-5+deb9u1build0.18.04.1
libfreeimageplus3 3.17.0+ds1-5+deb9u1build0.18.04.1

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4529-1
CVE-2019-12211, CVE-2019-12213

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/freeimage/3.17.0+ds1-5+deb9u1build0.18.04.1
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