USN-1978-1: libKDcraw vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1978-1

30th 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 version:

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.


CVE-2013-1438, CVE-2013-1439