Ubuntu 2056-1: DjVuLibre vulnerability

    Date16 Dec 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    DjVuLibre could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2056-1
    December 16, 2013
    
    djvulibre vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    DjVuLibre could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened
    a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - djvulibre: DjVu image format library and tools
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that DjVuLibre incorrectly handled certain memory
    operations. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
    specially crafted DjVu file, applications 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:
      libdjvulibre21                  3.5.24-9ubuntu0.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2056-1
      CVE-2012-6535
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/djvulibre/3.5.24-9ubuntu0.1
    
    
    
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