Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : libwmf vulnerability (USN-769-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 38685
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionTavis Ormandy discovered that libwmf incorrectly used memory after it had been freed when using its embedded GD library. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted WMF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.