USN-3185-1: libXpm vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3185-1

1st February, 2017

libxpm vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

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

Software description

  • libxpm
    – X11 pixmap library

Details

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 version:

Ubuntu 16.10:
libxpm4

1:3.5.11-1ubuntu0.16.10.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libxpm4

1:3.5.11-1ubuntu0.16.04.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libxpm4

1:3.5.10-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libxpm4

1:3.5.9-4ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2016-10164


Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: USN-3185-1: libXpm vulnerability.
This full article can be read at: USN-3185-1: libXpm vulnerability.

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