[USN-3760-1] transfig vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Thu Sep 6 15:38:38 UTC 2018

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3760-1
September 06, 2018

transfig vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


transfig could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a
specially crafted FIG file.

Software Description:
- transfig: Utilities for converting XFig figure files


It was discovered that transfig incorrectly handled certain FIG files.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  transfig                        1:3.2.5.e-5ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  transfig                        1:3.2.5.e-1ubuntu1.1

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


Package Information:
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