USN-3532-1: GDK-PixBuf vulnerabilities

15 January 2018

gdk-pixbuf vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in GDK-PixBuf.

Software Description

  • gdk-pixbuf - GDK Pixbuf library

Details

It was discoreved that GDK-PixBuf incorrectly handled certain gif images. An attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-1000422)

Ariel Zelivansky discovered that GDK-PixBuf incorrectly handled certain images. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-6312, CVE-2017-6313)

Ariel Zelivansky discovered that GDK-PixBuf incorrectly handled large TIFF files. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-6314)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 - 2.36.11-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 - 2.32.2-1ubuntu1.4
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 - 2.30.7-0ubuntu1.8

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.

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