Ubuntu 3912-1: GDK-PixBuf vulnerability

    Date20 Mar 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
    3151
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    GDK-PixBuf could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
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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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