USN-3429-1: Libplist vulnerability

25 September 2017

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



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


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.

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.