ESB-2019.1151 - [Ubuntu] AdvanceCOMP: Multiple vulnerabilities 2019-04-05

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                               ESB-2019.1151
                   USN-3936-1: AdvanceCOMP vulnerability
                               5 April 2019

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           AdvanceCOMP
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service        -- Existing Account
                   Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-9210  

Reference:         ESB-2019.0648

Original Bulletin: 
   https://usn.ubuntu.com/3936-1/

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USN-3936-1: AdvanceCOMP vulnerability

4 April 2019

advancecomp vulnerability

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

  o Ubuntu 18.10
  o Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

AdvanceCOMP could be made to run arbitrary code if it opened a specially
crafted file.

Software Description

  o advancecomp - collection of recompression utilities

Details

It was discovered that AdvanceCOMP incorrectly handled certain PNG files. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
    advancecomp - 2.1-1ubuntu0.18.10.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    advancecomp - 2.1-1ubuntu0.18.04.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    advancecomp - 1.20-1ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    advancecomp - 1.18-1ubuntu0.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://
wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades .

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

References

  o CVE-2019-9210

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