Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : LibRaw vulnerabilities (USN-3492-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 104785


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.


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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 104785

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3492-1.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/27/2017

Updated: 10/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-6886


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libraw15, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libraw9, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libraw-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libraw-dev

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Debian/dpkg-l, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/22/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/19/2015

Reference Information

CVE: 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

USN: 3492-1