Debian Security Advisory

DLA-605-1 eog -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Aug 2016
Affected Packages:
eog
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-6855.
More information:

It was discovered that Eye of GNOME incorrectly handled certain invalid UTF-8 strings. If a user were tricked into opening a specially-crafted image, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause Eye of GNOME to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 3.4.2-1+build1+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your eog packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS