Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : libwmf vulnerabilities (USN-2670-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84635
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionFernando Munoz and Stefan Cornelius discovered that libwmf incorrectly handled certain malformed images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted image 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 libwmf0.2-7 package.