Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : libwmf vulnerability (USN-333-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27912


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


An integer overflow was found in the handling of the MaxRecordSize field in the WMF header parser. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted WMF image file with an application that uses this library, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27912

File Name: ubuntu_USN-333-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwmf-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwmf-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwmf-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwmf0.2-7, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3376

OSVDB: 26961

USN: 333-1