Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : tracker vulnerability (USN-3101-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 94045


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


It was discovered that Tracker incorrectly handled certain malformed GIF images. If a user or automated system were tricked into downloading a specially crafted GIF image, Tracker could crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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 tracker-extract package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 94045

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3101-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/13

Modified: 2016/10/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tracker-extract, 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: 2016/10/12

Reference Information

OSVDB: 145659

USN: 3101-1