Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2185-1 eog -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
25 Apr 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-6855.
More information:

It was discovered that eog (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 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 3.14.1-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your eog packages.

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