Ubuntu 3101-1: Tracker vulnerability

    Date12 Oct 2016
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Tracker could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3101-1
    October 12, 2016
    
    tracker vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Tracker could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - tracker: metadata database, indexer and search tool
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Tracker incorrectly handled certain malformed GIF
    images. If a user or automated system were tricked into downloading a
    specially-crafted GIF image, Tracker could crash, resulting in a denial of
    service.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      tracker-extract                 1.6.2-0ubuntu1.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3101-1
      https://launchpad.net/bugs/1178402
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tracker/1.6.2-0ubuntu1.1
    
    
    

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