Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : libmwaw vulnerability (USN-3319-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 100836
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libmwaw-0.1-1 and / or libmwaw-0.3-3 packages.