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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
16 January 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2017-1000422 CVE-2017-6314 CVE-2017-6313
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USN-3532-1: GDK-PixBuf vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3532-1
15th January, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in GDK-PixBuf.
gdk-pixbuf - GDK Pixbuf library
It was discoreved that GDK-PixBuf incorrectly handled certain gif images.
An attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-1000422)
Ariel Zelivansky discovered that GDK-PixBuf incorrectly handled certain images.
An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
Ariel Zelivansky discovered that GDK-PixBuf incorrectly handled large TIFF files.
An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-6314)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.
CVE-2017-1000422, CVE-2017-6312, CVE-2017-6313, CVE-2017-6314
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