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USN-2190-1: JBIG-KIT vulnerability

1 May 2014

JBIG-KIT could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially crafted image file.



  • jbigkit - JBIG1 data compression library


Florian Weimer discovered that JBIG-KIT incorrectly handled certain
malformed images. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted image, JBIG-KIT could be made to crash, or
possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.10

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.