USN-4156-1: SDL vulnerabilities

15 October 2019

libsdl1.2 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in SDL.

Software Description

  • libsdl1.2 - Simple DirectMedia Layer


It was discovered that SDL incorrectly handled certain images. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted image file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause SDL to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libsdl1.2debian - 1.2.15+dfsg2-0.1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libsdl1.2debian - 1.2.15+dfsg1-3ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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