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

High Nessus Plugin ID 117356


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


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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117356

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3760-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/07

Modified: 2018/09/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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