Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : libwmf vulnerability (USN-333-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

An integer overflow was found in the handling of the MaxRecordSize
field in the WMF header parser. By tricking a user into opening a
specially crafted WMF image file with an application that uses this
library, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with
the user's privileges.

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27912 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3376