USN-2149-2: GTK+ update

17 March 2014

gtk+3.0 update

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


This update provides a compatibility fix for GTK+.

Software Description

  • gtk+3.0 - GTK+ graphical user interface library


USN-2149-1 fixed a vulnerability in librsvg. This update provides a compatibility fix for GTK+ to work with the librsvg security update.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that librsvg would load XML external entities by default. If a user were tricked into viewing a specially crafted SVG file, an attacker could possibly obtain access to arbitrary files.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10
libgtk-3-0 - 3.6.0-0ubuntu3.3
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libgtk-3-0 - 3.4.2-0ubuntu0.7

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.