USN-415-1: GTK vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-415-1

1st February, 2007

gtk+2.0 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10


A flaw was discovered in the error handling of GTK's image loading
library. Applications opening certain corrupted images could be made to
crash, causing a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 6.10:
libgtk2.0-0 2.10.6-0ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
libgtk2.0-0 2.8.20-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 5.10:
libgtk2.0-0 2.8.6-0ubuntu2.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to
effect the necessary changes.