Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : transfig vulnerability (USN-3760-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117356

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that transfig incorrectly handled certain FIG files.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

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Solution

Update the affected transfig package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 117356

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3760-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/07

Modified: 2018/10/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:transfig, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16140

USN: 3760-1