USN-3492-1: LibRaw vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3492-1

22nd November, 2017

libraw vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


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

Software description

  • libraw - raw image decoder library


It was discovered that LibRaw incorrectly handled photo files. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted photo
file, a remote attacker could cause applications linked against LibRaw
to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10:
libraw16 0.18.2-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 17.04:
libraw16 0.18.1-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libraw15 0.17.1-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libraw9 0.15.4-1ubuntu0.1

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-2015-3885, CVE-2015-8366, CVE-2015-8367, CVE-2017-13735, CVE-2017-14265, CVE-2017-14348, CVE-2017-14608, CVE-2017-6886, CVE-2017-6887