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ArgyllCMS: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201206-04 / argyllcms
Release Date June 18, 2012
Latest Revision June 18, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-gfx/argyllcms < 1.4.0 >= 1.4.0 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #416781


A vulnerability has been found in ArgyllCMS which could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


ArgyllCMS is an ICC compatible color management system that supports accurate ICC profile creation for scanners, cameras and film recorders.


ArgyllCMS does not properly handle ICC profiles causing a use-after-free vulnerability.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image file using ArgyllCMS, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All argyllcms users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/argyllcms-1.4.0"

4.  References


Page updated June 18, 2012

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