Bug 24183 - gthumb new security issue CVE-2018-18718
Summary: gthumb new security issue CVE-2018-18718
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Security (show other bugs)
Version: 6
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: QA Team
QA Contact: Sec team
Whiteboard: MGA6-64-OK
Keywords: advisory, validated_update
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-01-15 02:48 CET by David Walser
Modified: 2019-01-18 00:52 CET (History)
8 users (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: gthumb-3.4.5-2.mga6.src.rpm
CVE: CVE-2018-18718
Status comment:


Description David Walser 2019-01-15 02:48:23 CET
openSUSE has issued an advisory on January 12:

Mageia 6 is also affected.
David Walser 2019-01-15 02:48:29 CET

Whiteboard: (none) => MGA6TOO

Comment 1 Marja Van Waes 2019-01-15 08:28:39 CET
Assigning to all packagers collectively, since there is no registered maintainer for this package.

Also CC'ing some committers.

Assignee: bugsquad => pkg-bugs
CC: (none) => geiger.david68210, mageia, marja11, olav

Comment 2 Nicolas Salguero 2019-01-16 09:57:37 CET
Suggested advisory:

The updated packages fix a security vulnerability:

An issue was discovered in gThumb through 3.6.2. There is a double-free vulnerability in the add_themes_from_dir method in dlg-contact-sheet.c because of two successive calls of g_free, each of which frees the same buffer. (CVE-2018-18718)


Updated packages in core/updates_testing:

from SRPMS:

CVE: (none) => CVE-2018-18718
Version: Cauldron => 6
Source RPM: gthumb-3.6.2-2.mga7.src.rpm => gthumb-3.4.5-2.mga6.src.rpm
Whiteboard: MGA6TOO => (none)
CC: (none) => nicolas.salguero
Assignee: pkg-bugs => qa-bugs

Comment 3 Len Lawrence 2019-01-16 17:19:02 CET
Mageia 6, x86_64

Tried this before and after updates.

Slideshow mode for current directory.
$ gthumb -s
Works fine - shows first frame of animated gifs during the sequence.

Current directory.
$ gthumb
Surprisingly, it acts as a video player for some MKV files.  This directory contained two.  One worked as a video, the other did not.  All images shown as thumbnails.  Selecting and animated gif sets the gif running.
Thumbnail menu of specified directory.
$ gthumb Pictures
Selected image can be scaled in three ways.  Properties can be viewed, meta-data, colour profile.  Images can be tagged and descriptions or comments attached.  Some image editing options are provided.  Rotation requests may trigger warnings about distortions (e.g. if image sizes are not multiples of 8).

Looks like it is working as designed.

OK for 64-bits.

Whiteboard: (none) => MGA6-64-OK
CC: (none) => tarazed25

Comment 4 Lewis Smith 2019-01-16 21:20:06 CET
Rapid work, Len: cleared same day!
Validating, advisory from c2.

Keywords: (none) => advisory, validated_update
CC: (none) => lewyssmith, sysadmin-bugs

Comment 5 Mageia Robot 2019-01-18 00:52:39 CET
An update for this issue has been pushed to the Mageia Updates repository.


Resolution: (none) => FIXED

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