USN-3418-1: GDK-PixBuf vulnerabilities

18 September 2017

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
certain jpeg images. If an user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted jpeg 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. (CVE-2017-2862)

It was discovered that the GDK-PixBuf library did not properly handle
certain tiff images. If an user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted tiff 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. (CVE-2017-2870)

Ariel Zelivansky discovered that the GDK-PixBuf library did not properly
handle printing certain error messages. If an user or automated system were
tricked into opening a specially crafted image file, a remote attacker
could use this flaw to cause GDK-PixBuf to crash, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2017-6311)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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