Ubuntu: 1885-1: libKDcraw vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu libKDcraw could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it openeda specially crafted file.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1885-1
June 18, 2013

libkdcraw vulnerability
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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 or run programs as your login if it opened
a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- libkdcraw: RAW picture decoding library

Details:

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