GDK-PixBuf Security Update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Posted on: 03/21/2019 07:34 AM

Updated GDK-PixBuf packages has been released for Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS

GDK-PixBuf Security Update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3912-1
March 20, 2019

gdk-pixbuf vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

GDK-PixBuf could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- gdk-pixbuf: GDK Pixbuf library

Details:

It was discovered that the GDK-PixBuf library did not properly handle
certain BMP images. If an user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted BMP file, a remote attacker could use this flaw
to cause GDK-PixBuf to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.32.2-1ubuntu1.6

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3912-1
CVE-2017-12447

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gdk-pixbuf/2.32.2-1ubuntu1.6




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