USN-2898-2: Eye of GNOME vulnerability

15 February 2016

eog vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Eye of GNOME could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted image.

Software Description

  • eog - Eye of GNOME graphics viewer program


It was discovered that Eye of GNOME incorrectly handled certain large images. If a user were tricked into opening a specially-crafted image, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause Eye of GNOME 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 15.10
eog - 3.16.3-1ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
eog - 3.10.2-0ubuntu5.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
eog - 3.4.2-0ubuntu1.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.