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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3429-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3429-1
Posted Sep 25, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3429-1 - 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.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3429-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3429-1
September 25, 2017

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

- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Details:

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 versions:

Ubuntu 17.04:
A libplist-utilsA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1.12-3.1ubuntu0.17.04.1
A libplist3A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1.12-3.1ubuntu0.17.04.1
A python-plistA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1.12-3.1ubuntu0.17.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
A libplist-utilsA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1.12-3.1ubuntu0.16.04.1
A libplist3A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1.12-3.1ubuntu0.16.04.1
A python-plistA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1.12-3.1ubuntu0.16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
A libplist-utilsA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1.10-1ubuntu0.1
A libplist1A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1.10-1ubuntu0.1
A python-plistA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1.10-1ubuntu0.1

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

References:
A https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3429-1
A CVE-2017-7982

Package Information:
A https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libplist/1.12-3.1ubuntu0.17.04.1
A https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libplist/1.12-3.1ubuntu0.16.04.1
A https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libplist/1.10-1ubuntu0.1

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