Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : gdk-pixbuf vulnerabilities (USN-3418-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103320

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the GDK-PixBuf library did not properly handle certain jpeg images. If an user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted jpeg 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. (CVE-2017-2862)

It was discovered that the GDK-PixBuf library did not properly handle certain tiff images. If an user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted tiff 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. (CVE-2017-2870)

Ariel Zelivansky discovered that the GDK-PixBuf library did not properly handle printing certain error messages. If an user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted image file, a remote attacker could use this flaw to cause GDK-PixBuf to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-6311).

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.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3418-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103320

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3418-1.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/19

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/03/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2862, CVE-2017-2870, CVE-2017-6311

USN: 3418-1