[USN-3989-1] LibRaw vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue May 21 13:55:13 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3989-1
May 21, 2019

libraw vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in LibRaw.

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 18.10:
  libraw16                        0.18.13-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  libraw16                        0.18.8-1ubuntu0.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libraw15                        0.17.1-1ubuntu0.5

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

  CVE-2018-20337, CVE-2018-20363, CVE-2018-20364, CVE-2018-20365,
  CVE-2018-5817, CVE-2018-5818, CVE-2018-5819

Package Information:

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