[USN-3912-1] GDK-PixBuf vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Mar 20 19:21:55 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3912-1
March 20, 2019

gdk-pixbuf vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


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


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.


Package Information:

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