Ubuntu 1978-1: libKDcraw vulnerabilities

    Date30 Sep 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    libKDcraw could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1978-1
    September 30, 2013
    
    libkdcraw vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    libKDcraw could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - libkdcraw: RAW picture decoding library
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that libKDcraw incorrectly handled photo files. If a user
    or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted photo
    file, applications linked against libKDcraw could be made to crash,
    resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2013-1438, CVE-2013-1439)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libkdcraw20                     4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.3
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
    the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1978-1
      CVE-2013-1438, CVE-2013-1439
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libkdcraw/4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.3
    
    
    
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