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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85660


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


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.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85660

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2722-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/27

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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: 2015/08/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4491

OSVDB: 126022

USN: 2722-1