[USN-3936-2] AdvanceCOMP vulnerability

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[USN-3936-2] AdvanceCOMP vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3936-2
April 23, 2019

advancecomp vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.04

Summary:

AdvanceCOMP could be made to run arbitrary code if it opened a
specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- advancecomp: collection of recompression utilities

Details:

USN-3936-1 fixed a vulnerability in AdvanceCOMP. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 19.04.

Original advisory details:

 It was discovered that AdvanceCOMP incorrectly handled certain PNG
 files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary
 code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.04:
  advancecomp                     2.1-1ubuntu0.19.04.1

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

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3936-2
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3936-1
  CVE-2019-9210

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/advancecomp/2.1-1ubuntu0.19.04.1
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