GDK-PixBuf: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201709-08

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in GDK-PixBuf, the worst of which could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

x11-libs/gdk-pixbuf on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.36.9
Unaffected versions >= 2.36.9

Background

GDK-PixBuf is an image loading library for GTK+.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GDK-PixBuf. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact

A remote attacker, by sending a specially crafted TIFF, JPEG, or URL, could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GDK-PixBuf users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/gdk-pixbuf-2.36.9"
 

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

References

Release Date
September 17, 2017

Latest Revision
September 17, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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