[USN-2898-1] GTK+ vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Feb 15 19:27:54 UTC 2016
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2898-1
February 15, 2016
gtk+2.0, gtk+3.0 vulnerability
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
GTK+ could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processed a
specially crafted image.
- gtk+2.0: GTK+ graphical user interface library
- gtk+3.0: GTK+ graphical user interface library
It was discovered that GTK+ incorrectly handled certain large images. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause GTK+ applications to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.
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