Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : libmwaw vulnerability (USN-3319-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100836


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


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.

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 libmwaw-0.1-1 and / or libmwaw-0.3-3 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100836

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3319-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/16

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmwaw-0.1-1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libmwaw-0.3-3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9433

OSVDB: 158579

USN: 3319-1