ESB-2017.2431 - [UNIX/Linux][Ubuntu] libplist: Denial of service - Remote with user interaction 2017-09-26

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                     Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3429-1
                             26 September 2017


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           libplist
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-7982  

Original Bulletin:

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USN-3429-1: Libplist vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3429-1

25th September, 2017

libplist vulnerability

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

Ubuntu 17.04

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


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

Software description

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

Ubuntu 17.04:

python-plist 1.12-3.1ubuntu0.17.04.1

libplist3 1.12-3.1ubuntu0.17.04.1

libplist-utils 1.12-3.1ubuntu0.17.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:

python-plist 1.12-3.1ubuntu0.16.04.1

libplist3 1.12-3.1ubuntu0.16.04.1

libplist-utils 1.12-3.1ubuntu0.16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:

libplist1 1.10-1ubuntu0.1

libplist-utils 1.10-1ubuntu0.1

python-plist 1.10-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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



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