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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3912-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3912-1
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3912-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-12447
MD5 | 6148b2880eeab129f7f0943d1cac0eb5

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3912-1

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

gdk-pixbuf vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Details:

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.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3912-1
CVE-2017-12447

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gdk-pixbuf/2.32.2-1ubuntu1.6

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