USN-3379-1: Shotwell vulnerability

7 August 2017

shotwell vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Shotwell could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software Description

  • shotwell - digital photo organizer


It was discovered that Shotwell is vulnerable to an information disclosure in the web publishing plugins resulting in potential password and oauth token plaintext transmission.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
shotwell - 0.22.0+git20160108.r1.f2fb1f7-0ubuntu3.1
shotwell-common - 0.22.0+git20160108.r1.f2fb1f7-0ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
shotwell - 0.22.0+git20160108.r1.f2fb1f7-0ubuntu1.1
shotwell-common - 0.22.0+git20160108.r1.f2fb1f7-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
shotwell - 0.18.0-0ubuntu4.5
shotwell-common - 0.18.0-0ubuntu4.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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