[USN-5807-3] libXpm vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5807-3
July 26, 2023
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
libXpm could be made to denial of service if it received a specially
crafted XPM file.
- libxpm: X11 pixmap library
USN-5807-1 fixed a vulnerability in libXpm. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
Marco Ivaldi discovered that libXpm incorrectly handled certain XPM files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
XPM file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause libXpm
to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2022-46285)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.
A libXpm security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS.