Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : libwmf vulnerability (USN-333-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 27912
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAn 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.