USN-3532-1: GDK-PixBuf vulnerabilities

15 January 2018

Several security issues were fixed in GDK-PixBuf.

Releases

Packages

  • gdk-pixbuf - GDK Pixbuf library

Details

It was discoreved that GDK-PixBuf incorrectly handled certain gif images.
An attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-1000422)

Ariel Zelivansky discovered that GDK-PixBuf incorrectly handled certain images.
An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-6312, CVE-2017-6313)

Ariel Zelivansky discovered that GDK-PixBuf incorrectly handled large TIFF files.
An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-6314)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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