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USN-3760-1: transfig vulnerability

6 September 2018

transfig could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted FIG file.



  • transfig - Utilities for converting XFig figure files


It was discovered that transfig incorrectly handled certain FIG files.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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