USN-3706-2: libjpeg-turbo vulnerabilities

10 July 2018

libjpeg-turbo vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


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

Software Description

  • libjpeg-turbo - library for handling JPEG files


USN-3706-1 fixed a vulnerability in libjpeg-turbo. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that libjpeg-turbo incorrectly handled certain malformed JPEG images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted JPEG image, a remote attacker could cause libjpeg-turbo 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 ESM
libjpeg-turbo8 - 1.1.90+svn733-0ubuntu4.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.