USN-1884-1: LibRaw vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1884-1
18th June, 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 package version:
- Ubuntu 13.04:
- libraw5 0.14.7-0ubuntu1.13.04.1
- Ubuntu 12.10:
- libraw5 0.14.7-0ubuntu188.8.131.52
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- libraw5 0.14.4-0ubuntu2.1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.