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USN-3925-1: FreeImage vulnerability

28 March 2019

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



  • freeimage - Support library for graphics image formats (development files)


It was discovered that an out-of-bounds write vulnerability existed in the XMP
image handling functionality of the FreeImage library. If a user or automated
system were tricked into opening a specially crafted image, a remote attacker
could overwrite arbitrary memory, resulting in code execution.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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