USN-993-1: libgdiplus vulnerability

29 September 2010

libgdiplus vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS


Software Description

  • libgdiplus


Stefan Cornelius discovered that libgdiplus incorrectly handled certain image files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted image file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
libgdiplus - 2.4.2-1ubuntu0.10.04.1
Ubuntu 9.10
libgdiplus - 2.4.2-1ubuntu0.9.10.1
Ubuntu 9.04
libgdiplus - 2.0-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
libgdiplus - 1.2.6-2ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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