Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : gtk+2.0, gtk+3.0 vulnerability (USN-2898-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88749


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that GTK+ incorrectly handled certain large images.
A remote attacker could use this issue to cause GTK+ applications 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 libgtk-3-0 and / or libgtk2.0-0 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88749

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2898-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/16

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgtk-3-0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgtk2.0-0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7447

OSVDB: 134418

USN: 2898-1