USN-3912-1: GDK-PixBuf vulnerability
20 March 2019
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.
- 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.
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.