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USN-3185-1: libXpm vulnerability

1 February 2017

libXpm could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.




It 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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.