Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : libwmf vulnerability (USN-769-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered that libwmf incorrectly used memory after it
had been freed when using its embedded GD library. If a user or
automated system were tricked into opening a crafted WMF file, an
attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code
with privileges of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38685 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34792

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1364