USN-4529-1: FreeImage vulnerabilities

22 September 2020

Several security issues were fixed in FreeImage.

Releases

Packages

  • freeimage - Support library for graphics image formats

Details

It was discovered that FreeImage incorrectly handled certain memory
operations. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted TIFF file, a
remote attacker could use this issue to cause a heap buffer overflow,
resulting in a denial of service attack. (CVE-2019-12211)

It was discovered that FreeImage incorrectly processed images under
certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted TIFF
file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a stack
exhaustion condition, resulting in a denial of service attack.
(CVE-2019-12213)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04

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