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 version:

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.