USN-2056-1: DjVuLibre vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2056-1

16th December, 2013

djvulibre vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

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

Software description

  • djvulibre - DjVu image format library and tools

Details

It was discovered that DjVuLibre incorrectly handled certain memory
operations. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted DjVu file, applications could be made to crash, resulting
in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libdjvulibre21 3.5.24-9ubuntu0.1

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.

References

CVE-2012-6535