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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 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.

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38685 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34792

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1364