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USN-3706-1: libjpeg-turbo vulnerabilities

9 July 2018

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

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Details

It was discovered that libjpeg-turbo incorrectly handled certain malformed
JPEG images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted JPEG image, a remote attacker could cause libjpeg-turbo
to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

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