[USN-3319-1] libmwaw vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Jun 15 15:25:31 UTC 2017
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3319-1
June 15, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libmwaw could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.
- libmwaw: import library for some old Mac text documents
It was discovered that libmwaw incorrectly handled certain malformed
document files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted file, a remote attacker could cause libmwaw 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
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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