USN-4238-1: SDL_image vulnerabilities

14 January 2020

sdl-image1.2 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_image.

Software Description

  • sdl-image1.2 - Image loading library for Simple DirectMedia Layer 1.2


It was discovered that SDL_image incorrectly handled certain image files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or other unspecified impact.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libsdl-image1.2 - 1.2.12-8ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libsdl-image1.2 - 1.2.12-5+deb9u1ubuntu0.16.04.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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