Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : advancecomp vulnerability (USN-3570-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106837
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJoonun Jang discovered that AdvanceCOMP incorrectly handled certain malformed zip files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted zip file, a remote attacker could cause AdvanceCOMP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected advancecomp package.