[USN-6353-1] PLIB vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6353-1
September 07, 2023
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
PLIB could be made to execute arbitrary code if it opens a specially
crafted TGA file.
- plib: Portability Libraries: Development package
Wooseok Kang discovered that PLIB did not properly manage memory under
certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted TGA file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
applications using PLIB to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
A PLIB security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, and 20.04 LTS.