GLSA 201206-04: ArgyllCMS: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 06/19/2012 09:09 AM

An ArgyllCMS security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201206-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: ArgyllCMS: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: June 18, 2012
Bugs: #416781
ID: 201206-04

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been found in ArgyllCMS which could allow attackers
to execute arbitrary code.

Background
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ArgyllCMS is an ICC compatible color management system that supports
accurate ICC profile creation for scanners, cameras and film recorders.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-gfx/argyllcms < 1.4.0 >= 1.4.0

Description
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ArgyllCMS does not properly handle ICC profiles causing a
use-after-free vulnerability.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image
file using ArgyllCMS, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service
condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All argyllcms users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/argyllcms-1.4.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2012-1616
http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2012-1616

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201206-04.xml

Concerns?
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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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5




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