Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3532-1
15th January, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in 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 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
- Ubuntu 17.10:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.