Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title LibRaw vulnerabilities
Name USN-3838-1 First vendor Publication 2018-12-06
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2018-12-06
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 7.1 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.9 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - 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 code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
libraw16 0.18.8-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libraw15 0.17.1-1ubuntu0.4

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libraw9 0.15.4-1ubuntu0.3

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

CVE-2018-5807, CVE-2018-5810, CVE-2018-5811, CVE-2018-5812,
CVE-2018-5813, CVE-2018-5815, CVE-2018-5816

Package Information:

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3838-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
33 % CWE-190 Integer Overflow or Wraparound (CWE/SANS Top 25)
33 % CWE-125 Out-of-bounds Read
17 % CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write (CWE/SANS Top 25)
17 % CWE-476 NULL Pointer Dereference

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 24
Os 3

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2019-01-03 Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2018-f37cbaafdf.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-08-15 Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2018-baa8315daa.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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Date Informations
2019-01-03 21:21:05
  • Multiple Updates
2018-12-29 00:21:08
  • Multiple Updates
2018-12-08 17:21:11
  • Multiple Updates
2018-12-06 05:17:40
  • First insertion