Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : transfig vulnerability (USN-3760-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117356
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected transfig package.