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USN-3085-1: GDK-PixBuf vulnerabilities

21 September 2016

GDK-PixBuf could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Details

It was discovered that the GDK-PixBuf library did not properly handle specially
crafted bmp images, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow. If a user or
automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted bmp file, a
remote attacker could use this flaw to cause GDK-PixBuf to crash, resulting
in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-7552)

It was discovered that the GDK-PixBuf library contained an integer overflow
when handling certain images. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a crafted image file, a remote attacker could use this flaw to cause
GDK-PixBuf to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-8875)

Franco Costantini discovered that the GDK-PixBuf library contained an
out-of-bounds write error when parsing an ico file. If a user or automated
system were tricked into opening a crafted ico file, a remote attacker could
use this flaw to cause GDK-PixBuf to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-6352)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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