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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
7 September 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2018-16140
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.
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USN-3760-1: transfig vulnerability
6 September 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
o Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
o Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
transfig could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially
crafted FIG file.
o 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
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://
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
(C) 2017 Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu and Canonical are registered trademarks of
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