[USN-3101-1] Tracker vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Oct 12 12:11:36 UTC 2016
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3101-1
October 12, 2016
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.
- 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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.
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