[USN-3069-1] Eye of GNOME vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Aug 25 14:38:18 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3069-1
August 25, 2016

eog vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Eye of GNOME could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted image.

Software Description:
- eog: Eye of GNOME graphics viewer program


It was discovered that Eye of GNOME incorrectly handled certain invalid
UTF-8 strings. If a user were tricked into opening a specially-crafted
image, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause Eye of GNOME to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  eog                             3.18.2-1ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  eog                             3.10.2-0ubuntu5.2

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  eog                             3.4.2-0ubuntu1.3

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


Package Information:

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