USN-2056-1: DjVuLibre vulnerability

16 December 2013

djvulibre vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

DjVuLibre could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • djvulibre - DjVu image format library and tools

Details

It was discovered that DjVuLibre incorrectly handled certain memory operations. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted DjVu file, applications 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
libdjvulibre21 - 3.5.24-9ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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