USN-3615-1: LibRaw vulnerabilities

libraw vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

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

Software Description

  • libraw – raw image decoder library

Details

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 17.10
libraw160.18.2-2ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libraw150.17.1-1ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libraw90.15.4-1ubuntu0.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

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