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USN-3429-1: Libplist vulnerability

25 September 2017

Libplist could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • libplist - Library for handling Apple binary and XML property lists

Details

Wang Junjie discovered that Libplist incorrectly handled certain files.
If a user were tricked into opening a crafted file, an attacker could possibly
use this to cause a crash or denial or service.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References