Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : gdk-pixbuf vulnerability (USN-2722-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85660
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionGustavo 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 package.