Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : eog vulnerability (USN-3069-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93120


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


It 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.

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 eog package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 93120

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3069-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/26

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:eog, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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: 2016/08/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6855

OSVDB: 143343

USN: 3069-1