Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3178-1
24th January, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
icoutils could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened
a specially crafted file.
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It was discovered that icoutils incorrectly handled memory when processing
certain files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted file, an attacker could cause icoutils to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.