USN-3178-1: icoutils vulnerabilities

24 January 2017

icoutils could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • icoutils - Create and extract MS Windows icons and cursors

Details

It was discovered that icoutils incorrectly handled memory when processing
certain files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted file, an attacker could cause icoutils to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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

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