[USN-3101-1] Tracker vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Oct 12 12:11:36 UTC 2016

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


Tracker could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- tracker: metadata database, indexer and search tool


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

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.


Package Information:

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