07 September 2018
Protect yourself against future threats.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2018.2658 transfig vulnerability 7 September 2018 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: transfig Publisher: Ubuntu Operating System: Ubuntu UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX) Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2018-16140 Original Bulletin: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3760-1 Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators running transfig check for an updated version of the software for their operating system. - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- USN-3760-1: transfig vulnerability 6 September 2018 transfig vulnerability A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: o Ubuntu 16.04 LTS o Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Summary transfig could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted FIG file. Software Description o transfig - Utilities for converting XFig figure files Details 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 LTS transfig - 1:3.2.5.e-5ubuntu0.1 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS transfig - 1:3.2.5.e-1ubuntu1.1 To update your system, please follow these instructions: https:// wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. References o CVE-2018-16140 (C) 2017 Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd. - --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If you do not know who that is, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your request to the appropriate person. NOTE: Third Party Rights This security bulletin is provided as a service to AusCERT's members. As AusCERT did not write the document quoted above, AusCERT has had no control over its content. The decision to follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin. NOTE: This is only the original release of the security bulletin. It may not be updated when updates to the original are made. If downloading at a later date, it is recommended that the bulletin is retrieved directly from the author's website to ensure that the information is still current. Contact information for the authors of the original document is included in the Security Bulletin above. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact them directly. Previous advisories and external security bulletins can be retrieved from: https://www.auscert.org.au/bulletins/ =========================================================================== Australian Computer Emergency Response Team The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 Internet Email: email@example.com Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031 Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417) AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours which are GMT+10:00 (AEST). On call after hours for member emergencies only. =========================================================================== -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=1967 iQIVAwUBW5HMk2aOgq3Tt24GAQh/rA//eJqYrPtwZFkHDozbI9pNe6t8BK+0baPv tngoXDegNsi4TiJjGu4FeBgbgZCdg5SHmss7Y0HrOYobv3P3afDmYWlhNAL7k9Wq C2uWlMQZ/TwJLE1mvy35oJODqnHkiG0/eHq8To61pDIx00RLqYuHq+8sep/4jQ8g mGUkRHgaHfWlnByIRo6OIkpSIPRGVi8gPR5DhMVHKUxg1+C6IeihClTiSqYbZMEW xZPhkcBI70Ivt4W8SyAMFFZDsgJ+vzVr8GWE+aFh8qwfFsBYJLx5OhAXJRGgSW90 R/JwHUG58wcKrH4KYLCFMGKiZuZkDnfyVgNg0A51xxO+X/gIfecyvffaSMVYfKjz gDanbPangD9DdsB9FFIx2KGA1reJHr33spzaG236wyY9YO5rpvPLH+ka4JgnXC27 3ZJoIP3+zk8mxTBB5ug+R95JhJ3H079nv8i8hMQukuu6ErvwLTqd8i8QmwbV2IBB wI/98aGZbM9F1xlWUVXb3QAW36TXvTD44g4bhNYX4TUkNoKTr15KAIC/XPJRAjSH 69eH5f705fDJcWYxHFYanYuiJoyjpo+xq1UtUbc5Jc5qQS9rCuVykRphRXOWmUh4 Dbke7v7PjlAIb1nhIewI6nshuy+z5A4pN+xSc2e/PbOBSvJ5Iufp7RM37XtzGfo/ 6vJffQBBmFU= =1Q0h -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----