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USN-4143-1: SDL 2.0 vulnerabilities

30 September 2019

SDL 2.0 could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • libsdl2 - Simple DirectMedia Layer: cross-platform development library providing access to low level media interfaces

Details

It was discovered that SDL 2.0 mishandled crafted image files resulting in an
integer overflow. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious file, SDL
2.0 could be caused to crash or potentially run arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-2888)

It was discovered that SDL 2.0 mishandled crafted image files. If a user were
tricked into opening a malicious file, SDL 2.0 could be caused to crash or
potentially run arbitrary code.
(CVE-2019-7635, CVE-2019-7636, CVE-2019-7637, CVE-2019-7638)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-4156-2: libsdl1.2, libsdl1.2-dev, libsdl1.2debian
  • USN-4156-1: libsdl1.2, libsdl1.2-dev, libsdl1.2debian
  • USN-4238-1: libsdl-image1.2, libsdl-image1.2-dev, sdl-image1.2