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USN-1884-1: LibRaw vulnerability

18 June 2013

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

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

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


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