Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : libxpm vulnerability (USN-3185-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 96954
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that libXpm incorrectly handled certain XPM files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted XPM file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause libXpm to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly 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 libxpm4 package.