USN-3379-1: Shotwell vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3379-1

7th August, 2017

shotwell vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Shotwell could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software description

  • shotwell - digital photo organizer


It was discovered that Shotwell is vulnerable to an information disclosure
in the web publishing plugins resulting in potential password and oauth token
plaintext transmission.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04:
shotwell 0.22.0+git20160108.r1.f2fb1f7-0ubuntu3.1
shotwell-common 0.22.0+git20160108.r1.f2fb1f7-0ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
shotwell 0.22.0+git20160108.r1.f2fb1f7-0ubuntu1.1
shotwell-common 0.22.0+git20160108.r1.f2fb1f7-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
shotwell 0.18.0-0ubuntu4.5
shotwell-common 0.18.0-0ubuntu4.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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