ESB-2018.2658 - [UNIX/Linux][Ubuntu] transfig: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Existing account 2018-09-07

Printable version
PGP/GPG verifiable version

-----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 auscert@auscert.org.au
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: auscert@auscert.org.au
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
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=1Q0h
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

« Back to bulletins