Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : gdk-pixbuf vulnerability (USN-2722-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85660 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-4491

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