USN-3706-2: libjpeg-turbo vulnerabilities

10 July 2018

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

Releases

Packages

  • libjpeg-turbo - library for handling JPEG files

Details

USN-3706-1 fixed a vulnerability in libjpeg-turbo. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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

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