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USN-6586-1: FreeImage vulnerabilities

16 January 2024

Several security issues were fixed in FreeImage.

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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. This issue only affected Ubuntu
16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (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. This issue
only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2019-12213)

It was discovered that FreeImage incorrectly processed certain images.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially
crafted image file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-21427,
CVE-2020-21428)

It was discovered that FreeImage incorrectly processed certain images.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially
crafted PFM file, an attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2020-22524)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 23.10
Ubuntu 23.04
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-4529-1: libfreeimageplus3, libfreeimage-dev, freeimage, libfreeimage3, libfreeimageplus-dev, libfreeimageplus-doc