[USN-2722-1] GDK-PixBuf vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2015-10-25T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2722-1 August 26, 2015

gdk-pixbuf vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 15.04
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


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

Software Description: - gdk-pixbuf: GDK Pixbuf library


Gustavo Grieco discovered that GDK-PixBuf incorrectly handled scaling bitmap images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a BMP image 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 15.04: libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.31.3-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.30.7-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.26.1-1ubuntu1.2

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

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2722-1 CVE-2015-4491

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gdk-pixbuf/2.31.3-1ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gdk-pixbuf/2.30.7-0ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gdk-pixbuf/2.26.1-1ubuntu1.2

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