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USN-2898-1: GTK+ vulnerability

15 February 2016

GTK+ could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processed a specially crafted image.



  • gtk+2.0 - GTK+ graphical user interface library
  • gtk+3.0 - GTK+ graphical user interface library


It was discovered that GTK+ incorrectly handled certain large images. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause GTK+ applications to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.


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