[USN-1884-1] LibRaw vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Jun 18 13:34:40 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1884-1
June 18, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
LibRaw could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.
- libraw: raw image decoder library
It was discovered that LibRaw incorrectly handled broken full-color images.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially
crafted raw image, applications linked against LibRaw could be made to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.
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