USN-3101-1: Tracker vulnerability
12 October 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 service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.