[USN-1885-1] libKDcraw vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-07-01T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1885-1 June 18, 2013

libkdcraw vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


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

Software Description: - libkdcraw: RAW picture decoding library


It was discovered that libKDcraw incorrectly handled broken full-color images. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted raw image, applications linked against libKDcraw could be made 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 LTS: libkdcraw20 4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.2

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

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1885-1 CVE-2013-2126

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libkdcraw/4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.2

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