USN-2060-1: libjpeg, libjpeg-turbo vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2060-1

19th December, 2013

libjpeg-turbo, libjpeg6b vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


libjpeg and libjpeg-turbo could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software description

  • libjpeg6b - library for handling JPEG files
  • libjpeg-turbo - library for handling JPEG files


Michal Zalewski discovered that libjpeg and libjpeg-turbo incorrectly
handled certain memory operations. An attacker could use this issue with
a specially-crafted JPEG file to possibly expose sensitive information.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 13.10:
libjpeg-turbo8 1.3.0-0ubuntu1.1
libjpeg62 6b1-3ubuntu1.13.10.1
libturbojpeg 1.3.0-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 13.04:
libjpeg-turbo8 1.2.1-0ubuntu2.13.04.1
libjpeg62 6b1-3ubuntu1.13.04.1
libturbojpeg 1.2.1-0ubuntu2.13.04.1
Ubuntu 12.10:
libjpeg-turbo8 1.2.1-0ubuntu2.12.10.1
libjpeg62 6b1-2ubuntu2.1
libturbojpeg 1.2.1-0ubuntu2.12.10.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libjpeg-turbo8 1.1.90+svn733-0ubuntu4.3
libjpeg62 6b1-2ubuntu1.1
libturbojpeg 1.1.90+svn733-0ubuntu4.3
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
libjpeg62 6b-15ubuntu1.1

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-2013-6629, CVE-2013-6630