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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5671-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5671-1
Posted Oct 12, 2022
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5671-1 - It was discovered that AdvanceCOMP did not properly manage memory of function be_uint32_read under certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted binary file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause AdvanceCOMP to crash, resulting in a denial of service. It was discovered that AdvanceCOMP did not properly manage memory of function adv_png_unfilter_8 under certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted PNG file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause AdvanceCOMP to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-8379, CVE-2019-8383
SHA-256 | b1b7968a5cbc0ebec87da1fc6ec8b0ff20332c72304afdacb420c562e0e5527f

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5671-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5671-1
October 12, 2022

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in AdvanceCOMP.

Software Description:
- advancecomp: collection of recompression utilities

Details:

It was discovered that AdvanceCOMP did not properly manage memory of function
be_uint32_read() under certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted binary file, a remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause AdvanceCOMP to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2019-8379)

It was discovered that AdvanceCOMP did not properly manage memory of function
adv_png_unfilter_8() under certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted PNG file, a remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause AdvanceCOMP to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2019-8383)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
advancecomp 2.1-1ubuntu0.18.04.2

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
advancecomp 1.20-1ubuntu0.2+esm1

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5671-1
CVE-2019-8379, CVE-2019-8383

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/advancecomp/2.1-1ubuntu0.18.04.2
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