USN-4743-1: GDK-PixBuf vulnerability

22 February 2021

GDK-PixBuf could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Packages

Details

It was discovered that the GDK-PixBuf library did not properly handle
certain GIF images. If an user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted GIF file, a remote attacker could use this flaw
to cause GDK-PixBuf to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04

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

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