USN-1964-1: LibRaw vulnerabilities

23 September 2013

libraw vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


LibRaw could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • libraw - raw image decoder library


It was discovered that LibRaw incorrectly handled photo files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted photo file, applications linked against LibRaw 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 13.04
libraw5 - 0.14.7-0ubuntu1.13.04.2
Ubuntu 12.10
libraw5 - 0.14.7-0ubuntu1.12.10.2
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libraw5 - 0.14.4-0ubuntu2.2

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.