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USN-3838-1: LibRaw vulnerabilities

6 December 2018

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 photo files. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted photo file, a
remote attacker could cause applications linked against LibRaw 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 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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