Ubuntu 2670-1: libwmf vulnerabilities

    Date08 Jul 2015
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    libwmf could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2670-1
    July 08, 2015
    
    libwmf vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 15.04
    - Ubuntu 14.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    libwmf could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
    specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - libwmf: Windows metafile conversion tools
    
    Details:
    
    Fernando Muñoz 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.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 15.04:
      libwmf0.2-7                     0.2.8.4-10.3ubuntu1.15.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.10:
      libwmf0.2-7                     0.2.8.4-10.3ubuntu1.14.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libwmf0.2-7                     0.2.8.4-10.3ubuntu1.14.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libwmf0.2-7                     0.2.8.4-10ubuntu1.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2670-1
      CVE-2015-0848, CVE-2015-4588, CVE-2015-4695, CVE-2015-4695,
      CVE-2015-4696
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libwmf/0.2.8.4-10.3ubuntu1.15.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libwmf/0.2.8.4-10.3ubuntu1.14.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libwmf/0.2.8.4-10.3ubuntu1.14.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libwmf/0.2.8.4-10ubuntu1.1
    
    
    
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