Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3319-1
15th June, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libmwaw could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.
– import library for some old mac text document
It was discovered that libmwaw incorrectly handled certain malformed
document files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted file, a remote attacker could cause libmwaw to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
- Ubuntu 17.04:
- Ubuntu 16.10:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.