Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1567-1 gthumb -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
05 Nov 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-18718.
More information:
  • CVE-2018-18718 - CWE-415: Double Free

    The product calls free() twice on the same memory address, potentially leading to modification of unexpected memory locations.

    There is a suspected double-free bug with static void add_themes_from_dir() dlg-contact-sheet.c. This method involves two successive calls of g_free(buffer) (line 354 and 373), and is likely to cause double-free of the buffer. One possible fix could be directly assigning the buffer to NULL after the first call of g_free(buffer). Thanks Tianjun Wu

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 3:3.3.1-2.1+deb8u1

We recommend that you upgrade your gthumb packages.

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