Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : eog vulnerability (USN-3069-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93120
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Eye of GNOME incorrectly handled certain invalid UTF-8 strings. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted image, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause Eye of GNOME to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected eog package.