Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
USN-83-1 fixed some vulnerabilities in the 'lesstif2' library. The
older 'lesstif1' library was also affected, however, a fix was not yet
available at that time. This USN fixes the flaws for lesstif1.
Please note that there are no supported applications that use this
library, so this only affects you if you use third-party applications
which use lesstif1.
For your convenience, here is the relevant part of the USN-83-1
Several vulnerabilities have been found in the XPM image decoding
functions of the LessTif library. If an attacker tricked a user into
loading a malicious XPM image with an application that uses LessTif,
he could exploit this to execute arbitrary code in the context of the
user opening the image.
Ubuntu does not contain any server applications using
LessTif, so there is no possibility of privilege escalation.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0