USN-3319-1: libmwaw vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3319-1
15th June, 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 document
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 package version:
- 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
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.