USN-3912-1: GDK-PixBuf vulnerability

20 March 2019

gdk-pixbuf vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


GDK-PixBuf could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • gdk-pixbuf - GDK Pixbuf library


It was discovered that the GDK-PixBuf library did not properly handle certain BMP images. If an user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted BMP file, a remote attacker could use this flaw to cause GDK-PixBuf 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 16.04 LTS
libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 - 2.32.2-1ubuntu1.6

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.