[USN-3492-1] LibRaw vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Nov 22 20:59:20 UTC 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3492-1
November 22, 2017

libraw vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


LibRaw could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a
specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- libraw: raw image decoder library


It was discovered that LibRaw incorrectly handled photo files. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted photo
file, a remote attacker could cause applications linked against LibRaw
to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10:
  libraw16                        0.18.2-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 17.04:
  libraw16                        0.18.1-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libraw15                        0.17.1-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libraw9                         0.15.4-1ubuntu0.1

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.

  CVE-2015-3885, CVE-2015-8366, CVE-2015-8367, CVE-2017-13735,
  CVE-2017-14265, CVE-2017-14348, CVE-2017-14608, CVE-2017-6886,

Package Information:

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