Ubuntu: 1978-1: libKDcraw vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu 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