USN-1885-1: libKDcraw vulnerability

18 June 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

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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