[gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 202105-18 ] LittleCMS: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Severity: Normal Title: LittleCMS: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code Date: May 26, 2021 Bugs: #761418 ID: 202105-18
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Synopsis ========
A heap-based buffer overflow in LittleCMS might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
Background ==========
LittleCMS, or short lcms, is a color management system for working with ICC profiles. It is used by many applications including GIMP, Firefox and Chromium.
Affected packages =================
——————————————————————- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ——————————————————————- 1 media-libs/lcms < 2.10 >= 2.10
Description ===========
It was discovered that LittleCMS (aka Little Color Management System) had an integer overflow in the AllocateDataSet function in cmscgats.c.
Impact ======
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to open a specially crafted file containing malicious color data, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround ==========
There is no known workaround at this time.
Resolution ==========
All LittleCMS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge –sync # emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>=media-libs/lcms-2.10”
References ==========
[ 1 ] CVE-2018-16435 nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-16435
Availability ============
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
security.gentoo.org/glsa/202105-18
Concerns? =========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users’ machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at bugs.gentoo.org.
License =======
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