[USN-3319-1] libmwaw vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Jun 15 15:25:31 UTC 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3319-1
June 15, 2017

libmwaw vulnerability

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.

Software Description:
- 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.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 17.04:
  libmwaw-0.3-3                   0.3.9-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.10:
  libmwaw-0.3-3                   0.3.8-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libmwaw-0.3-3                   0.3.7-1ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libmwaw-0.1-1                   0.1.11-1ubuntu1.1

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


Package Information:

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