USN-1978-1: libKDcraw vulnerabilities

30 September 2013

libkdcraw vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


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

Software Description

  • libkdcraw - RAW picture decoding library


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

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.