USN-3912-1: GDK-PixBuf vulnerability

20 March 2019

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




It was discovered that the GDK-PixBuf library did not properly handle
certain BMP images. If an 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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